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Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l
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Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 09:52:11 -0500
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Folding back works with both bare and insulated wire.  You do not need to
strip the insulation or solder anything. The antenna will think it's shorter
and your radio will be happy with the lower SWR.

John KK9A

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 160m inverted l
From: "Jim Miller" <JimMiller@STL-OnLine.Net>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 07:10:13 -0600
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> I simply bring the antenna end back on itself to
> shorten the overall antenna.  I use the same method of calculating how
> will move how far, but without cutting the wire.  :-)
> 73,
> Dale, kg5u

Seems to me -

This "folded back" discussion needs to specify BARE wire wrapped.  If you
are not using bare wire and wrap the folded back section, things will change
(I suspect the change would be less if you electrically connect the end of
the folded back section back to the antenna but this will be  a pain when
trying to tune).

73, de Jim KG0KP


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