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[TowerTalk] 80m Inverted L or 40m vertical

Subject: [TowerTalk] 80m Inverted L or 40m vertical
From: Daniel Hileman <>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:42:38 +0000
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Well...I have room for ONE more antenna...right now I have a Inverted V for 
75M...and a homebrew 20m vertical. I was wanting something that would perform 
well for 80/40m DX. Thought about one of those 43' verts...but have pretty much 
decided to spend the money on wire since I am surrounded by trees on three 
sides. I was thinking an inverted L with plenty of radials. The issue is...I 
can only get the vertical section up about 30'...So...I'm a little torn between 
the 43' vert...a 40m vertical and the 80m inverted L. I would really like to 
work more DX on 80m than my V allows me to, but also want a good DX killer on 
40m. So...will the L work well on 40m for DX as a 40m 1/4 wave vert? Will the 
angle of radiation be as low on the L as with the monoband vert? I guess my 
main question is...will I be giving up much in the way of trying to get a good 
DX antenna on 40m while trying to be selfish and get a good DX antenna on 80m 
at the same time? 




Thanks and 73,

Daniel N9WX 
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