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Re: [TowerTalk] 80 meter antenna

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80 meter antenna
From: Rik van Riel <>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:53:54 -0400
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On 04/12/2012 12:52 PM, Bob K6UJ wrote:
> Since you have 80 feet of height to work with, I would string up a quarter 
> wave vertical.  You only need 70 feet for
> a quarter wave on 80.  Then either use (4) elevated radials.  You cant beat a 
> vertical, nice low angle radiator for DX.
> I have this arrangement except it is attached to my tower and I have only two 
> elevated radials about 8 feet high and it works very well for DX.

Alternatively, if you do not have space for radials, you can
reduce your ground losses by elevating the center of current
above ground.

You can do this by building a double L antenna:

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