Topband: Temporary antenna suggestion for 160

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at
Sun Dec 15 20:11:42 EST 2019

or you could use a remote.


On 12/15/2019 6:04 PM, thoyer via Topband wrote:
> With only 9 more to go for DXCC on 160 and all of the recent posts about how
> good the band has been recently "best in years....) I find myself with no
> antenna for the low bands and cringing after each post on how good the band
> has been.
> I had some construction done in the yard (started in Sept) which required me
> to take down my Battle Creek Special so the construction equipment could get
> in and out if the yard and the workers wouldn't get tangled up in the
> support lines. Funny - I came home one day after they started the excavation
> and the builder asked what all the wire was he was digging up! Lost about
> 25% of my radials to construction.
> They recently finished construction and I'm looking at what to do antenna
> wise. My time is limited and the weather is starting to get cold. The tilt
> base for the vertical was torn out and I'm afraid my feedline to the base
> may be damaged also.
> Options - I have a 45' tower with TH6DXX, 6m and 2m yagis. I could easily
> string a makeshift inverted L with about 45' vertical and around 100'
> horizontal. This I could string up in a few hours. the Horizontal portion
> would be pointed south. Not the best of configurations but that's what I
> have to work with.
> Or should I put the BCS back together? This would probably take the better
> part of a couple weekends (inbetween having other distractions). I'd need to
> make a new base and probably lay in a new feedline and a bunch of new
> radials.
> I think I know the answer - go with the BCS as it's performance would be
> better then the inv L but figred I'd ask around.
> I know Murphy is lurking too - just waiting for me to get an antenna up then
> he's going to pull the plug on the good condx.......... (or bring back that
> 20 over noise I had last year)
> Tom
> W3TA
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