Topband: 160 meter starter antennas

K1FZ-Bruce k1fz at
Thu Sep 22 13:52:57 EDT 2016

The rorary Flag antenna by WB6RSE was in March 2011, QST magazine. He 
has done exceeding well receiving with his Flag antenna on 160 meters.. 


On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:07:31 +0000, Arthur Delibert  wrote:

       I have good luck with a pennant antenna, using a DX Engineering 
pre-amp at the antenna.  I live in a densely populated suburb, where 
it seems like every neighbor has every RF noise-maker ever invented, 
and the antenna does a pretty good job except for neighbors that are 
right off the front end of the antenna.  The down-side is that it's 
fixed direction; but I have seen info about someone who built one on a 
rotating platform.  There's a ton of information about how to 
make them at
Art Delibert, KB3FJO
North Bethesda, MD

From: Topband  on behalf of K1FZ-Bruce
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:47 AM
To: Topband
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. 

flag_loop_antennas -
Recommend a 900 ohm low capacitance primary antenna connection. 
Isolation: Less than 6pf (3-4pf typical) inter-winding capacitance for 
minimum common mode transfer ... 

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