Topband: My First Antenna

Stan Stockton wa5rtg at
Mon Jul 31 08:05:51 EDT 2017

If you have ability to put up short dipole at height of 90 feet then you probably have ability to put up 80 feet vertical with about a 50 foot horizontal wire connected in center to the vertical portion.   I would choose that over any other option you mentioned.  Four elevated quarter wavelength radials above ground by ten feet or more will work fairly well. Experiment with a big hairpin coil across feed point to raise R up to 50 ohms for a good match.

73... Stan, K5GO/ZF9CW

> On Jul 30, 2017, at 9:53 PM, Anton Moehammad via Topband <topband at> wrote:
> Hi All,I am from Indonesia and I want start to work 160m but as usual for a newbie like me is chose my first antenna.For now I have limited choice of antenna 1. short dipole with 90 feet high2. inverted vee with 80 feet feed point3. L with a few ground plane ( 3 or 4 ground 10 feet above ground)for receiving I have more option except beverages. any suggestion is very welcome.Thank YouAnton 
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