On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 07:23:11 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>My opinion -- FWIW -- is that all of Steve's perceived problems derive
>from using inappropriate test equipment for measuring the impedance of
>a full size 160 meter vertical. There's no apparent problem in any
>aspect of the design of Steve's antenna, although there are a few small
>compromises that we all make, but they should have little effect on the
I agree. I came to the same conclusions on the basis of what I read, and did
a quick NEC model that confirmed the results others recently posted.
Any decent antenna tuner ought to load it. My Ten Tec 229 and 238 tuners
certainly will. I suggest that the original poster run some RG8 from the
antenna to the shack, add the tuner, and call CQ. It should work just fine.
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