[TowerTalk] 160-m. Inverted L Question

RLVZ at aol.com RLVZ at aol.com
Wed Dec 12 19:18:03 EST 2007

Hi Guys,
I've been doing research on 160-meter Inverted L's and would appreciate  your 
thoughts on the following:
1) Some people report that the 160-m. Inverted L can be fed directly with  50 
ohm coax with good results.  Is that true?
2) Some people feed their Inverted L's with fixed 500 or 1,000 pF  
capacitors.  What advantages does this offer, such as: lower SWR at  resonance, and/or 
increased bandwidth?  (again these are "fixed" capacitors  not variable)
3) Can you offer a good resource for the 500 or 1,000pF  capacitors that will 
handle a Kw?
I realize a variable capacitor is best as you can move around the band  
better... but for this temporary 160-m. Inverted L... I'd prefer Options 1 or 2  
Best 73,
Dick- K9OM  

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