When I'm trimming wire antennas I don't start longer and cut off a little at
a time. It's too easy to cut too much off. I start longer and roll up the
wire on a dowel or even my finger until it's too short. If I roll it out a
little at a time until it's too long, then I can go back a bit. Works
73, Jerry K3BZ
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l
> Start out with about 130 feet of wire and trim about six inches at a
> time until you get the min SWR where you want it in the band, usually
> 1830 kHz or so. You should end up with something around 123 feet of
> but that depends on the usual antenna things like everything else that's
> around the antenna, etc. .
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l
>> I am trying to figure the length of inverted l using #12 insulated wire.
>> come up with 120 ft is this right?
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