Topband: FCP versus loaded or "T" radialsradials

CUTTER DAVID d.cutter at
Sun May 5 03:25:19 EDT 2019

Hi Rick
How do you find your inverted L on receive, or do you have separate rx antennas?
David  G3UNA/G6CP

> On 05 May 2019 at 00:55 Rick ve3mm <richardstasiak at> wrote:
> My lot is 60x100 ft with a swimming pool taking up most of the backyard. I
> managed to squeeze in an 160 m inv L running from the back fence to a tree
> in the front yard.   A K2AV FCP is mounted on the back fence on standoffs
> at just under 6 ft above the ground. One end of the FCP turns 90 degrees
> and runs 6 ft down the side fence. Right now I am at 143 entities worked on
> topband.
> I also use this antenna and same FCP on 80m. It is end fed as a half wave
> with a matching network and the FCP is tuned with vacuum relays to work on
> 80m. (Thanks Guy). This antenna has netted me 138 entities on 80.
> I would not be on these bands at all and having this fun without the FCP.
> 73
> Rick ve3mm

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