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Here's a dual band top loaded vertical antenna that covers both the 160 meter and 80 meter amateur radio bands. For this project, N7EAA used a MFJ pipe for $200, galvanized steel electrical fence wire, and inexpensive poly rope for guy supports. You'll probably need some help assembling and erecting this antenna. Like all vertical antennas, you will need a good ground radial or counterpoise system. In this video, N7EAA attaches his ground system to an aluminum plate at ground level.
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Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).
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Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).