A low dipole is a very poor performer on top band for DX or domestic. You
would be better off making a top loaded vertical using your tree support by
running a wire straight up and having several wires attached to the top come
back down to the ground on an angle (sort of a teepee shape). Add a loading
coil if needed and some ground radials and you will have a reasonably
effective and inexpensive antenna.
Subject: [TowerTalk] Frestanding Dipole Support - inexpensive
From: Rick Scott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:08:57 -0800 (PST)
I have a limited lot and want to try to put up a 160 loaded Dipole I have.
the front of the lot I have a 35-40 tree I can use (Yes I know NVIS, But
looking at 160m States) but in the back I have nothing to hold up the other
with. I have a Chain link meeting a Wood fence back there, but what ever I
must be free standing. Dont think it has to be that high maybe 20ft or so.
I have a 25ft Push up flag pole in the front yard that would be ideal. It
a 4x6 flag really well even with the huge winds we had recently. However, I
dont think the wife would like me moving it to the back yard. Plus the
precludes me getting another one, after the 746pro and the steppir the ham
budget is spent :).
So Im down to asking for ideas of what i could use thats
A. easy to assemble
B. Relatively Cheap.
Ideas to ponder are welcome
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