[TowerTalk] Thanks - and follow up Q's.

Bill Turner dezrat at copper.net
Fri Jun 23 14:05:39 EDT 2006


At 04:25 AM 6/23/2006, Mark Beckwith wrote:

>Grossly paraphrased, the literature has always said (on 160M) "as little as
>30 or 35 feet vertical is enough.  The horizontal part doesn't radiate but
>acts as loading to make the antenna resonant" right?

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The horizontal part also helps make it more broadband in terms of 
SWR. A 30 or 35 foot vertical, whether center or base loaded is going 
to be very narrow. A motor driven loading coil at the base would be a 
good idea. The impedance will also be very low and a good matching 
network is needed.

Bill, W6WRT

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