1600ft Homebrew wire antenna-QRP SSB 5w-Iowa.


Sometimes, radio amateurs get to build an HF antenna on "a field of dreams."  Such is the case with Kevin LaBehn (K0KLB), who built a large 1600ft (487.80m) long wire on an open space in the state of Iowa.

Kevin discusses his project and records the outstanding performance of this extremely long antenna.

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Here are some comments from Kevin (K0KLB):

Hello all... This antenna is not too unusual, but I wanted to get it built before winter and it was a great outdoor learning adventure... I built it to experiment with a horizontal low long wire configuration. This wire antenna is 1600ft long and 10ft off the ground... I was curious about the performance difference between it and my normal 550ft long wire that is 70ft high.. The low wire in the field is just a temporary install and will be removed before the spring field work next year.. If you want to skip how it is built, the QSO signal reports start at the 8:24 mark.. Thanks for watching..

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).




 

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