Brian Sarkisian, KG8CO wrote:
> I have 125 ft of Rohn 45 with a 4 element KLM 40 meter beam on top.
> 1. At what height would you attach the top of the gamma match?
> 2. How far away would you place the gamma match away from the tower.
> The tower currently has 120 100ft radials connected to it.
> Thank You
> Brian, KG8CO
My 160 ant for 16 years til 2004 was a 160 ft R45 tower with 15 ft mast
and several antennas. At the top was a 52 ft boom homebrew 20. It worked
gangbusters on 160. However. It was fed at 32 ft AGL as a ground plane.
The feed wire was attached at 90 ft AGL spaced 3 ft from a tower leg.
All empircal, all based on junkbox availability. According to ON4UN's
book using his best guess formula it was about equivalent to 5/8 wave.
In the day I did not have a Z meter. I just matched for lowest SWR at
1830. The match was narrow which, from the literature, I took to mean
the ground losses were relatively low - performance seemed to bear that out.
Good luck with your setup.
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