160 Meter $39 Inverted L Antenna with home made copper coil

If you need a simple, easy to build 160 meter antenna, then this idea from "Jo mf" may be worth your consideration.

The "classic" Inverted L Antenna has been used for decades by radio amateurs who lack the space for a fully extended vertical or dipole for the "top band."

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Here are some comments from "Jo mf."

Here is a low cost way to get on top band. this antenna costs around $40 to build. I recycled most parts. It uses elevated counterpoise radials x 4 along with a small home made inductor made from copper "ice maker" hollow 1/4 inch water line. The inductance per the online calculator is approx 6.5 micro-henries. The antenna is purposely cut to length which resonates high in the band ( 1950 khz) , and the coil is used to resonate the antenna lower in the band (CW portion, AM Fone portion etc) with various coil tap points. A coil (L) was used (versus a capacitor and longer element) to avoid any moving parts. So far, it seems to work. See you on Top Band.


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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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