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Re: [TowerTalk] 80 Meter Inverted L

To: "W0TMM" <W0TMM@NC.RR.COM>,"Tower Talk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80 Meter Inverted L
From: "Chuck Lewis" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 10:37:45 -0600
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Take a look at the "All-Band Center-Fed Inverted-L" on L.B. Cebik's website:

It's nothing but your Inverted-Vee rotated in-plane by 45 degrees...65+/- 
feet horizontal and 65+/- vertical; still center-fed. I use coax (with a 
current balun at the feedpoint) rather than open wire or ladderline  because 
the losses at 80M are pretty small, the 80M feedpoint impedance is pretty 
good anyway, and I only use it on 80M. The thing plays incredibly well and 
the best news is that it needs no ground plane. It's a reasonable mix of 
low- and high- angle performance, and I work just about everything I can 
hear; that may say something about the receive capability, but for a quick 
and dirty omnidirectional low effort 80M antenna, it gets my vote. If your 
vertical support is less than 65 feet high, just bend the lower end of the 
vertical segment at a safe height (HV here!); it'll slightly affect the az 
and el patterns, but not enough to matter much. Best of all, you already 
have it!

Chuck, N4NM

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Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:04 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] 80 Meter Inverted L

>I was wondering if an 80 meter Inverted L would be an improvement over my 
>80 meter Inverted Vee? The Vee is 60' high and I was thinking about a 40' 
>high by 44' long for the Inverted L. Any suggestions?
> John
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