Topband: First Antenna Suggestions
tim.n9puz at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 14:59:14 EST 2006
I'm looking for suggestions on a 160M antenna I can put up in time to
use this winter for the contests, etc.
My QTH has plenty of horizontal area but is short on supports. I have
one 40ft mast along side the house that will support a wire and
several trees 100 ft or so from the house that could probably support
a wire at about 20 ft.
A full size dipole is possible and probably the easiest option
although it would be low with the apex at 40 feet and the ends
dropping to about 15-20 ft. Given the heights available for supports
this may be as good an option as any.
Radials run across the lawn for a few months are a non-issue this time
Because of the shack location open wire feeder or ladder line would be
a big project so I would prefer coax fed even if it means re-trimming
the antenna for different band segments.
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