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Topband: Zip cord receive antenna.

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Subject: Topband: Zip cord receive antenna.
From: w3pt <> (w3pt)
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 13:05:33
I have no experience with 160 meter antennas other than my B&W folded dipole in 
an inverted-vee fashion. I am presently gathering the pieces to shunt feed my 
tower. I was told by a local that there is an antenna I should try for 
receiving on my small city lot. He described it as 200feet of lamp cord 18ga 
with a 200 ohm resistor on one end and a 300 ohm to 75 ohm tv balun on the 
other. Where can I find more information on this?

I will have to run this receive antenna across the tops of a hedge and circle 
my 70 X 100 foot lot. What is optimal height above ground? Is the length 
critical? Will I need a preamp?

Bob, W3PT

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