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Re: [TowerTalk] 160M Inverted L

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 160M Inverted L
From: "David L. Thompson" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 00:22:20 -0500
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If you can get 160 to 170 feet instead of 135 feet (3/8 wave rather than 1/4
wave) you get a much closer match to 50 ohms plus move the radiation point
up the L instead of being at ground level.

If you have a very tall tower you can make an L from a half wave dipole
(still fed in the center).
This removes the need for radials (see W4RNL notes on the 1/2 wave L).
Even better make the dipole a K8UR sideways V (actually first used by
W9LT/WA7LT).  This also works with loaded
or short dipoles.

If you want to stick with a 1/4 wave L use ladderline which again matches 50
ohms better.

Dave K4JRB


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