[TowerTalk] Inverted L for 160 Meters

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Oct 15 18:17:49 EDT 2007

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:42:49 -0700 (PDT), Lee Buller wrote:

>Very interesting 160 discussion going here. 

Yes. My 160 antenna in Chicago was not very different from what Tim 
describes, and I had a lot of fun with it. It was a toploaded 
vertical, and the counterpoise was a wrought iron fence. 

The important thing to realize about radials is that having at least 
a few (or a counterpoise) is VERY important, and while having a LOT 
is better, it's probably only about 6 dB better. That's a good 
reason for adding radials, but it's not a reason for staying off of 
160 if you can't! :) 

Bottom line -- do the best you can, call CQ, and have fun.  


Jim Brown K9YC

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