[TowerTalk] 160m antenna ideas / suggestions

Wes Stewart wes_n7ws at triconet.org
Thu Jan 25 15:44:24 EST 2018

(Sigh)  Note to self;  Avoid calling pompous asses on medium wave bands while 
using an "inferior" antenna. Somehow, based on received signal levels, they know 
what kind of antenna is being used at the other end and will belittle you for 
making them struggle.

  On 1/25/2018 10:23 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> 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
> transmitting.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ

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