[TowerTalk] skirt wires on a tower

donhall161 donhall161 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 24 22:34:27 EDT 2008


Page 36 of The ARRL Antenna Compendium, Volume 2, has an article describing 
this type of antenna. It uses three drop wires and skirts.

The simpler single drop wire versions are described in numerous articles, 
one of the first by Earl Cunningham, K6SE(SK), in The ARRL Antenna 
Anthology, p34.

I have used my LM354 with three drop wires for 75,80 and 160 in two 
different locations. Results can be seen in my DXCC totals.

73  Don  K5AQ

The simpler
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Stone" <n5phtgs at gmail.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:08 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] skirt wires on a tower

> Greetings,
> Sorry if this has been asked, but any URL references would be appreciated.
> I did Google this but did not find what you describe, at least not with
> pics or drawings.
> I have 80 foot tower with an 8 element log on top and thought this might
> work for 80 and 160.
> Thanks de N5PHT
>> > You drop 3 heavy gauge wires connected at the top of the tower to 
>> > within
>> a few feet of the bottom. Connect the three wires together with a wire 
>> ring
>> around the base of the tower and feed that ring, connected to the three
>> wires, with a simple L-Network with respect to your radial system.> > 
>> Very
>> effecient system. Several local DXers us it on 160m and 80m with great
>> results. One tower is 140' and the other I know is about 90' with a lot 
>> of
>> top loading from various beams....> > You can Google this type of tower 
>> feed
>> and get more
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