[TowerTalk] Linear loaded 160 L

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri Dec 14 09:30:33 EST 2007

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 04:28:29 -0800 (PST), Dennis OConnor wrote:

>Can you convert the L into  a resonant Tee? 


I agree with Denny's suggestions. Think of the top of that antenna 
as capacitance (to ground) that resonates the antenna (or gets it 
closer to resonance), and simply add as much as you can, not 
worrying too much about the exact configuration of it. Then tune 
what's left with your antenna tuner. 

FWIW -- far too much attention is paid to having high angle 
radiation to work locals. During this year's ARRL 160, I used ONLY 
my 70 ft high Tee vertical, and nobody local thought I wasn't loud 
enough. :)


Jim K9YC

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