[TowerTalk] Wire antenna?
ken.bauer at mac.com
Sun Jun 30 12:42:05 EDT 2019
I’ve used the EFHW-8010 over the last year at 100’, no counterpoise, and have confirmed 98 entities on Lotw. Mark K6UFO just suggested that a counterpoise is needed: <https://www.w8ji.com/end-fed_1_2_wave_matching_system_end%20feed.htm <https://www.w8ji.com/end-fed_1_2_wave_matching_system_end%20feed.htm>>
I’ll be looking at adding that and other wire antennas as well. What has been handy for me is that the EF-8010 is end fed - XYL is very conscious of the appearance of her garden. Put a thin enough wire high enough it practically disappears. Hang a thick feeder cable from the middle - not so much.
> On Jun 30, 2019, at 9:34 AM, k7lxc--- via TowerTalk <towertalk at contesting.com> wrote:
> Howdy, TowerTalkians -
> I'm interested in putting up a wire antenna that I can use on HF. The myantennas.com EFHW-8010 looks interesting. This one claims No tuner required. I'd also consider an all-band ladder line fed dipole. Any recommendations and/or feedback appreciated.
> I'll build my own if I knew what good wire (probably should be insulated as it'll be amongst lots of trees and other vegetation), center insulator and ladder line to use. TIA!
> Cheers,Steve K7LXC
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