One of my transmitting antennas is a 1/4 wavlength-long 160M inverted-L with
direct 50 ohm feed, and it works just fine.
As long as your transmitter can handle reasonable VSWRs, up to perhads 2:1,
direct feed will work fine.
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>Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:18:03 EST
>Subject: [TowerTalk] 160-m. Inverted L Question
>I've been doing research on 160-meter Inverted L's and would appreciate your
>thoughts on the following:
>1) Some people report that the 160-m. Inverted L can be fed directly with 50
>ohm coax with good results. Is that true?
>2) Some people feed their Inverted L's with fixed 500 or 1,000 pF
>capacitors. What advantages does this offer, such as: lower SWR at
>increased bandwidth? (again these are "fixed" capacitors not variable)
>3) Can you offer a good resource for the 500 or 1,000pF capacitors that will
>handle a Kw?
>I realize a variable capacitor is best as you can move around the band
>better... but for this temporary 160-m. Inverted L... I'd prefer Options 1 or
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