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Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l

 To: ny6dx@aim.com Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l Terry Conboy Fri, 08 Dec 2006 11:05:09 -0800
 ```At 06:27 AM 2006-12-08, ny6dx@aim.com wrote: > I am trying to figure the length of inverted l using #12 insulated > wire. I come up with 120 ft is this right? That seems pretty short. Even using the standard formula for a quarter-wave vertical, 234/f, you would get about 128 feet at 1.83 MHz. Generally, inverted L's require a bit more wire than a straight vertical. Of course, this depends on local terrain and conducting objects. The actual length depends to some extent on the ratio of vertical to horizontal conductors. Here are some number I ran recently in EZNEC with #14 bare copper wire. The 17 ohm ground resistance would be roughly what you might get with 4 radials. Using #12 insulated wire will reduce the required length by about 1.5%. For example, the version with a 50 foot vertical wire would require a 82.75 foot horizontal wire for 132.75 feet total. *-*-*-* I ran these in EZNEC with #14 bare copper wire over Mininec ground with 17 ohms in the ground lead. Note that "Z" includes the 17 ohms. Lengths are resonant at 1.83 MHz. 1:1 SWR referenced to feedpoint Z. Max gain is in the direction away from the horizontal wire open end. N.B. Using Mininec ground may overestimate the gain, especially for case 1. Up Out Z Gain, dBi Gain@20* F/B@20* BW 2:1 GndLoss 33 101.7 25.4 -2.3@35* -2.9 dBi 2.7 dB 70 kHz 4.8 dB 50 84.7 32.0 -1.3@29* -1.6 dBi 1.5 dB 90 kHz 3.3 dB 60 74.6 36.1 -1.0@27* -1.2 dBi 1.1 dB 100 kHz 2.8 dB 131.1 0 54.4 -0.4@23* -0.4 dBi 0 145 kHz 1.6 dB 73, Terry N6RY _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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