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Re: [TowerTalk] Top loading HF-6V for 160

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Top loading HF-6V for 160
From: John Tait <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 17:34:46 +0100
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Hi Steve..
                  Take a look towards the bottom of this page..
     John EI7BA

steve wrote:
> Hi TT'ers,
> A few years ago I bought a used Butternut HF-6V vertical  to use as a 
> secondary antenna.  it came with the 160 meter kit, which is a large coil 
> and ceramic caps  that mounts at the base.
> I'd like to use  it for 160 only this season.
> Base of antenna is 8 feet above ground, mounted on a chain link fence.  Top 
> is about 34 feet.  I can run a  single wire from the top of the antenna to a 
> point 80 or 90 feet away.  The wire would have to slope down to a height of 
> 12 feet or so at the far end
>   I could shorten the wire and that way keep it higher above ground, but is 
> there any benefit to any of this?
> Not expecting a giant killer, just a second antenna to my shortened dipole 
> for 160.  Ground on the vertical is modest,  a couple of elevated  wires for 
> 40, 20, 15, 10.  A single 8 ft.  number 8 wire running to a ground rod to 
> which a few random length wires are run  along the ground.  I can also tie 
> in  the chain link fence and a large (14x21) aluminum awning.
> So again, any good from top loading this?  Or just put the 160 meter coil on 
> and whatever it does, it does?
> 73, Steve KW3A

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