Sunday, July 9, 2017

Super Expedient Stealth 160 Meter Antenna. Post #1184.

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As the sun nears solar minimum, the lower HF bands (160, 80, and 40 meters) are showing their DX potential.  Perhaps it's time to build, erect, and use an antenna dedicated to 160 Meters--the "gentlemen's band."  If you live in a deed-restricted property governed by CC&Rs or HOAs, putting up an outside antenna for any ham radio band can be a challenge, especially if you want to experiment with the 160 Meter Band.  In this video, "Ham Prepper" uses his imagination to erect what he calls a "super expedient stealth 160 Meter Antenna." Thanks to 300 ohm twin lead and a MFJ-989C antenna "tuner", he can work any Amateur Radio HF band from 160 to 10 meters.  Granted, he may only have a NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) antenna, but he'll be able to contact fellow hams up to 300 miles/486 km from his home--just right for entry into local, state, and regional nets or "rag chews."  You make do with what  you have.  A compromised antenna is better than no antenna at all.

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