[TowerTalk] 160m antenna ideas / suggestions

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Thu Jan 25 21:19:55 EST 2018

I am confused, your QRZ biography indicates that you are using an inverted L
on top band.  Certainly you must have realized that generally a vertical is
a better 160m antenna than a 45' high Inverted V.  I have tried ~40' high
inverted V's and they work terribly, even in the Caribbean.

John KK9A

from [Wes Stewart]
To:	towertalk at contesting.com
Date:	Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:35:24 -0700

I'm a relative newcomer on top band.  I have only 86 entities worked.
Apparently, I failed to get the message since sixty-seven of them were
worked with an inverted-vee dipole with apex at 45' and the ends barely
above head high.  This was both the TX and RX antenna and TX power never
exceeded 500 W.


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