Topband: 160m dethroned? 600m the new top band?
Rik van Riel
riel at surriel.com
Mon Feb 13 06:48:49 PST 2012
Things are looking good at WRC-12. Approval of an international
amateur radio allocation around 470 kHz seems very likely:
This does, of course, lead to the question of antennas.
What can people without a few acres to dedicate to 600m do to
get a vaguely decent antenna?
I started modeling an inverted L with an FCP and a loading
coil the size of a rain barrel. Then I added more top wires,
in more directions, and the loading coil is only half the size
of a rain barrel :)
Before loading coil losses, gain is about -10dBi!
Nowhere near as easy as 160m, but this could be a very
interesting antenna challenge for hams...
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