[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for 80m

To: Bill <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for 80m
From: David Blake <>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:13:57 -0700 (PDT)
List-post: <">>
I  used this setup while in Ohio with limited space.  I dont know why or how it 
worked as well as it
did on the low bands.   The lengths are approximate.  On 80/75M the antenna was 
less than 2:1 SWR
from 3.5 - 3.820Mhz.  On 160M it tuned well from 1800 - 1930Khz.  I had no 
radials, probably would
have worked better if I had some.  I did not use a tuner, and ran high power.  
Results 260 DXCC on 80/75
and 137 DXCC on 160M.  I have a crude drawing here:  
I hope the link will
post OK on this page.  I also used this same low band antenna on 30M with good 
results but the SWR was
a it higher.

Dave -N4DB-

----- Original Message ----
From: Bill <>
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 11:40:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for 80m

How high is your center support?

On 4/23/2011 11:13 AM, Charlie Gallo wrote:
> On 4/23/2011 Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
> ...snip...
>> What kind of operating do you do?  DXing, Contesting, Ragchewing, etc.
> I like to DX, but with my current setup, I'm somewhat limited (still at 187 
> in 
>8 year however)
> I probably have the most fun operating in contests, but tend to prefer the 
>smaller ones, where I'm not trying to shout over the thundering herd, but with 
>the new antennas, it will probably be more fun
> I do NOT like to ragchew at all

TowerTalk mailing list


TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>