The gain of an inverted L is usually in the direction opposite to the
loading wire direction. If you are "sloping" your wire NE to be louder into
Europe, you may want to re-evaluate this antenna. At P40A I used a wire
length of 130 feed and I fed it directly for a few years. Later I added a
hairpin coil to better match the impedance, but it was not that necessary.
I would also try to get your wire further from the tower to minimize
coupling. For a while I used a 130' vertical wire hung from a guy wire
about 50' away from the tower and it worked great. You may also want to
consider just laying the radials on the ground, it requires no tuning and
they are less of an obstruction.
GL with your project,
Subject: [TowerTalk] 160m ANT
From: "Carol Richards" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:19:02 -0400
I would like some thought on the antenna that I am planning to put up
It will be an inverted L, total length 160 feet 100 feet vertcal, 3 feet
from the tower and the rest sloping NE. The base will be about 10 feet off
ground, and I will use 4 elevated radials. I will feed the base of the
through a common mode choke to a kw-type tuner, before running the coax to
Yes, no, maybe?
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