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[TowerTalk] 160 inverte L

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 160 inverte L
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 14:37:24 -0700
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    Hi all

I just put up a 160 meter inverted L and the antenna is resonant after 
tweaking about 1850.  It shows a resonant SWR of almost 3 to 1, but on the 
MFJ 259, is shows a resistance of around 40 ohms at the resonant point.  I 
have about 70 feet vertical and the rest horizontal.   The only thing is 
that up in the tree, it is about 6 feet from the 80 meter inverted V. 
Would that make it so bad?

This antenna has LOTS of radials.  I also have 3 40 meter verticals, and I 
tied the 3 of the radials from the 160 inverted L to the hub each of the 40 
meter radials, so there is probably 3/4 mile or more of radials.

I know that it is not good to have a perfect 1:1 SWR on a vertical if it is 
playing right.  With the 40 ohms of resistance, it seems as though it should 
be 1:5:1 or so.  I could live with that---but 3:1?   What's happening.  73



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