Topband: ITINERANT 160 M ANTENNA PROJECT
j_fitton at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 2 08:58:02 PDT 2012
Knowing where you are going would be a big help.
So would 70' palm trees over the ocean in KH8 land.
I think you may have to tailor your tenna to your terrain.
jim / W1FMR
--- On Thu, 8/2/12, mstangelo at comcast.net <mstangelo at comcast.net> wrote:
> From: mstangelo at comcast.net <mstangelo at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: Topband: ITINERANT 160 M ANTENNA PROJECT
> To: "bills stuff" <billsstuff at gotsky.com>
> Cc: topband at contesting.com
> Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:47 AM
> Since this is a temporary installation you do you get some
> thin insulated wire and lay 30 to 60 radials on the ground.
> You have to carry more wire but you won't have to worry
> about supporting elevated radials.
> I use 16 conductor surplus ribbon cable for this purpose.
> Mike N2MS
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: bills stuff <billsstuff at gotsky.com>
> To: topband at contesting.com
> Sent: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:00:15 -0000 (UTC)
> Subject: Topband: ITINERANT 160 M ANTENNA PROJECT
> The plan is to develop a simple, relatively inexpensive,
> light weight and shippable/airline transportable 160 antenna
> kit for one
> man quick deployment for modest DXpeditions or contributed
> for use by
> resident hams in rare-ish (for 160 m) locations. The ability
> to make
> adjustments to actual deployments to provide matching is
> important since
> such antennas are famously variable due to soil and local
> environment and there should not be a need for antenna
> hardware, especially at the planned higher powers.
> Inv L top wire end was at ~ 2.5 m height with a support of
> (e.g., a tree) ~ 25 m from base
> I am looking for collaborators to contribute ideas to help
> improve, and
> potentially, test design issues. Check out the website at
> for the Itinerant 160 m antenna project expanded discussion
> toward the
> The immediate target is designing and assembling a
> respectable 160 m
> antenna that might go to KH8 on a DXpedition.
> Bill, N6MW
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