Topband: 160 Antenna Update

Ed Swynar gswynar at
Thu Dec 22 20:01:57 EST 2005

Good Evening All,

I've been having a regular riot with TopBand DX since I re-located the inverted "L" --- so much so, that I'm giving serious consideration now to the erection of second similar one 1/2-wave away, with a phasing line connected directly to the base of the first...

This would all be in keeping with a two-element "Robert Tail Array", the original description of which may be seen in volume 2 of the ARRL ANTENNA COMPENDIUM.

I had a three element version of this (essentially) inverted Bobtail array, for 40-meters some 14 years ago  --- it was one of the all-time best DX antennas I'd ever had to that point for 7-MHz. I wonder if a two element "inverted 'L' Rober Tail" might elevate me to the proverbial " level" on 160 in 2006...?!

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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