[TowerTalk] 160/80m Inverted L dualband design
thompson at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 3 12:09:41 EDT 2008
W9INN had a good design that used a trap and was only 115 feet long (full
size on 80). I had it up and for a short time before a storm took it down.
With just a ground rod and two radials I did very well in a contest working
one night of two. W3GH said I was very loud at his place.
The antenna was called a broad bander and I installed it as a L with the
vertical part about 75 feet.
The other options you can use are just a switch between the 80 and 160
portion and a tuner to use a continous wire (say 135 feet) for either band.
Make sure you have a decent radial system!
73 Dave K4JRB
More information about the TowerTalk