Topband: 240' tower

Herb Schoenbohm
Tue, 08 Feb 2000 12:22:45 -0400

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In the 70's and early 80's I was fortunate enough to have 300 foot self
supporting tower in my back yard and tried several different feed
possibilities.  I found in my case that installing slopers was the easiest and
best performing.  I had presumed that the tower itself will provide additional
gain as an aperiodic reflector.  Some estimates I have seen on sloper models
seem to support the claim that slopers are a fine antenna worthy of
consideration by low band DXers, especially if the small directivity is a

If I remember correctly I worked Riki 4X4NJ with this setup.  I have heard him
since but never been able to get him with my small inverted L from my present


Herb KV4FZ
Box 4419
Kingshill, VI

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