Topband: Best 160 antenna

Arthur Delibert radio75a3 at
Sun Aug 27 19:46:08 EDT 2017

I’ve found it useful to put a ferrite choke balun at each end – one at the antenna and one at the receiver.  Jim Brown, K9YC, has some helpful stuff on the internet about this.

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From: Mike Waters<mailto:mikewate at>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:13 PM
To: Mike Furrey<mailto:mikefurrey at>
Cc: gary mankoff<mailto:garyjm88 at>; topband<mailto:topband at>
Subject: Re: Topband: Best 160 antenna

The importance of a ferrite choke balun at the feedpoint cannot be
overemphasized. A good design for 160m is 5 or 6 turns of coax wound
through five stacked 2.4" 31-material ferrite toroids. Photos and details
on my web pages referenced earlier.

I had two elevated radials. It is a well-established fact that four 10' or
12' high 1/4 wave radials are as good as 120 on the ground.

73 Mike

On Aug 27, 2017 12:53 PM, "Mike Furrey" <mikefurrey at> wrote:

Hi Gary,
For many years I used an inverted L between two tall pine trees and one
elevated radial that was L shaped to fit on the 90' x 60' lot I had in
Spring, TX. The radial was about 15' up and it was fed through a choke
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