22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 Meter Band. Post 1793.

22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 Meter Band


Accessed on 06 March 2019, 0415 UTC, Post 1793.

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Now that propagation is favoring the lower HF bands (160m, 80m, and 40m), it may be time to consider a simple, inexpensive antenna to cover these bands. 

This article discusses 22 simple to moderately challenging antennas for "Top Band", otherwise known as 160 meters.  Detailed drawings illustrate the basic construction details of these antennas, which can be built from locally available materials.

Here are some of the antennas featured in this article:

Random Length Wire Antenna for 160 meters.
Delta Loop Antenna.
Half Delta Loop Antenna.
Full-Wave Loop Antenna.

These are the basic antennas that will get you on 160 meters with a minimum of time and expense.

Here are some other 160 meter antennas that will take a little more planning and monetary outlay than the previously mentioned antennas:

Off-Center-Full-Wave Doublet Antenna.
Terminated Sloper Antenna.
Double Extended Zepp Antenna.
40m, 80m, 160m Sloping Dipole Antenna.
1m-160m Multiband "Z" Antenna.
160m Linear Loaded Sloper Antenna.
160m, 80m, 40m Curtain Zepp Antenna.
160m Inverted L Antenna.

The 160 meter Amateur/Ham Band is an enjoyable local and regional band with excellent DX possibilities during the early evening and early morning hours using "Grey Line" propagation.  Fire up one of these antennas and see what happens.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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