[TowerTalk] Temporary 160 meter antenna question

RLVZ at aol.com RLVZ at aol.com
Fri Aug 4 11:43:32 EDT 2006

Hi Guys,
For a temporary, 1-night, 160-meter antenna... please advise if there would  
be much difference in performance between the following 2 options:
1) Load up a 80-m dipole on 160-m by running the RG-8  feedline through an 
antenna tuner.  (unbalanced?)
2) Tie the rig end of the RG-8 coax together (center and shield tied  
together) and run it through the antenna tuner.  The only ground available  for the an
tenna tuner/rig will be a couple of ground rods tied to the electric  meter 
which is 5' away from the rig.
It would be quicker for us to go with Option 1 for this 1-night radio  
affair.  Neither option is very good but would Option 2 radiate  better... perhaps 
some vertical radiation off of the coax?
Dick- K9OM

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