Top Band Hams-22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 meter band. Post #1622.

Top Band Hams-22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 meter band.

Accessed on 21 September 2018, 0441 UTC, Post #1622.

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During the current solar cycle, propagation seems to favor the lower HF bands from 160 meters to 40 meters.  This may be a good time to build some antennas that take full advantage of  the "Top Band" or 160 meters.  Thanks to the Top Band Hams group, we have 22 proven designs that will provide you with hours of good contacts during this period of poor propagation on the upper HF bands (20 through 10 meters).  Each antenna is fully illustrated with all necessary measurements included.

Here are some of the antennas covered in this excellent tutorial:

Random Length Radiator Wire Antenna.
Delta Loop Antenna.
Half-Delta Loop Antenna.
1.9 MHz Full-Wave Loop Antenna.
Off-Center-Fed Full-Wave Doublet.
Terminated Sloper Antenna.
40-80-160 Multiband Short Dipole Antenna.
160 meter half sloper Antenna.
160 meter Linear Loaded Sloper Antenna.
Super-Sloper Antenna.
Clothesline Antenna.
160m, 80m, 40m Curtain Zepp Antenna.
The 160 meter Inverted L Antenna.

Most of these antennas can be redesigned for any amateur radio band between 160 meters and 10 meters. Good luck on your new 160 meter antenna!

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