[TowerTalk] 160m antenna ideas / suggestions

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 12:23:47 EST 2018

Jim Brown is correct.  160 m. is a medium wave band.   HF antenna
wisdom does not apply.  Of course those in denial will probably never
learn; the band is loaded with piss weakers who answer my CQs with
crappy antennas like inverted Vs, and wavelength low cloud burner
loops and dipoles which may work reasonably well on HF but are
relatively poor performers on 160.

Obviously brief assessments are general in nature--there are times of
the day and distances for which an antenna that is generally inferior,
will work well, but year in and year out, over varied conditions,
times and distances, the vertical series fed radiator over an
extensive ground system has been shown to be superior for



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