[Antennaware] Random wire on 160

Gary Smith Gary at doctorgary.net
Thu Jan 31 13:07:39 EST 2008


Have just come onto about 500 feet of the "loop" wire the telephone 
company uses. Kind of like a very durable insulation around a solid & 
stiff copper wire. This stuff is like zip wire in that there's a 
groove between the wires and it can be pulled apart to make two wires 
out of one.

No open space for an antenna thoughthere's trees & wetlands around 
the house. The  top of the house has several antennas on it already 
so I can't mount a new antenna up there.

Was thinking I might take a 130'section of this wire and hook it to 
the random wire terminal of the transmatch and use it as a temporary 
160M antenna for this winter & do something better for next year.

Looking for DX. Any thoughts on a random wire at this frequency & 
there's no tower to hang it from as a sloper.



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