Topband: 160m L and 80m Vertical

Ray Benny rayn6vr at
Sun Dec 28 19:52:37 EST 2014


For 160m I have a 75ft irrigation pipe vertical (4 & 3 inch pipe) with two
50ft top hat wires wires. For 80m I run a #10, 65ft wire with 12 inch
homebrew fiberglass stand offs up the side of the irrigation pipe. At the
base, I have two separate matching devices that I manually change to
operate either band. I will automate this soon. This way, This way, I can
share the same radial field. I do have to ground the irrigation vertical to
operate on 80m.

Works great for me!


On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM, MR TREVOR DUNNE <ei2glb at> wrote:

> Hi All
> I need some help in trying to get an antenna that will cover both 80 and
> 160,
> What I was planning is a Inverted L with a 75 ft Vertical section of
> Aluminum tube and the rest tied off to a convenient tree, what I would like
> to add is a 80m vertical wire spaced off the main aluminum element of the L,
> Would this work and what sort of spacing would I need, could I feed both
> on the same feedline ???
> Thanks
> Trevor
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