Friday, December 15, 2017

New 160 Meter Antenna. Post #1343.


If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51wEd-Wg1IQ.

If you have some space and a good amount of tall trees on your property, you may want to build this antenna for your 160 meter operations.  The keys to this project are a decent radial/counterpoise system and an efficient way to launch the long wire element for this antenna. 

In this video, Dave ("AllAmericanFiveRadio") uses a pneumatic weight launcher to put the antenna into a tall tree--surely beats a bow and arrow and the slingshot I've used in the past.

The video is loaded with many great ideas for designing, building, and using a practical and simple 160 meter antenna.  Be sure to have a good radial ground or counterpoise system to maximize the performance of this antenna.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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