Just try to get as much wire in the vertical plane as possible. The vertical
section can have a nearby second shorter parallel vertical section called a
linear load or a horizontal linear load wire near the ground. The linear
load is allot less lossy than a base loaded coil. I discuss linear loading
on my antenna websites at http://www.kn4lf.com/kn4lf52.htm and
Thomas F. Giella, KN4LF
Lakeland, FL, USA
Grid Square EL97AW
KN4LF Amateur & SWL Radio History: http://www.kn4lf.com
KN4LF 160 Meter Propagation Theory Notes: http://www.kn4lf.com/kn4lf8.htm
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Suburban Lot 160 Meter Antenna
>> A lot of good, active RTTY ops have the opinion they
>> can't use 160 on their suburban lot and we need to show
>> them otherwise.
> So, I'd be interested in operating on 160M, but I have a lot that's just
> 140'long and 40' wide and the house covers almost all of the front half
> of the lot, although I've got antenna supports at each end. I've
> currently got a 80M dipole up, and there's only room for one wire the
> length of the lot, so whatever I put up has to cover both bands.
> My thought is have the 135' length as one leg, and a vertical wire
> that is about the same length, but goes down, then up and down again
> for the other leg. The shack is in the front of the house, and the
> front antenna support (a 50' tall and growing, redwood tree) is in the
> front yard.
> The question is mostly, how do I determine the optimum length of wire
> for the vertical part? I'd feed it with open wire feeders and a tuner
> of some sort.
> 73, doug
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