Several are working well over 500 miles at night and 300 daytime with under
100W into similar antennas and that is with regular CW. ERP is often under
10W mainly due to a small radial field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rik van Riel" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 9:48 AM
Subject: Topband: 160m dethroned? 600m the new top band?
> Things are looking good at WRC-12. Approval of an international
> amateur radio allocation around 470 kHz seems very likely:
> This does, of course, lead to the question of antennas.
> What can people without a few acres to dedicate to 600m do to
> get a vaguely decent antenna?
> I started modeling an inverted L with an FCP and a loading
> coil the size of a rain barrel. Then I added more top wires,
> in more directions, and the loading coil is only half the size
> of a rain barrel :)
> Before loading coil losses, gain is about -10dBi!
> Nowhere near as easy as 160m, but this could be a very
> interesting antenna challenge for hams...
> All rights reversed.
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