Topband: 160 meter starter antennas

Joe K2UF joe at
Thu Sep 22 12:45:53 EDT 2016

 I Have an inv V hanging off of my 70 foot tower.  Because I live on a
suburb lot the legs of the antenna are bent to fit the lot (really ugly).  I
have worked DXCC (119) with that minimal antenna.  It can be done but you
have to be patient.

73  Joe K2UF 

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Subject: Topband: 160 meter starter antennas

This is the time of year that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere have
been waiting for. 
 DX is coming up, long and stronger. Many 'old timers'  have their antennas 
"ready to roll". 
New comers to the band may want an inexpensive starter receive antenna, If
there is space a beverage is a good forgiving antenna. 
For limited space:
Despite some criticizing,  a loop antenna can result in many DX contacts.
Even SWL's in the AM radio  BCB like them. 
Yes there are always better antennas, but many of us started with
in-expensive wire types. 
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