An end-fed wire aerial top band 160 metres amateur ham antenna.

A well-organized, easy-to-understand discussion of antennas for the 160 meter Amateur Radio Band ("Top Band").

The main limitation of using the 160 meter Amateur Radio Band is the long lengths of antenna elements required to operate on the band.  A basic dipole antenna for this band is quite long, while verticals dedicated to "Top Band" can be as tall as MW broadcast towers.

In this video from Ray (G4NSJ), we learn how to use an end-fed antenna to get on 160 meters with a usable, effective signal.

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Here are some comments from Ray (G4NSJ):

In this video, I chat about an end-fed wire aerial for top band, the 160 metre ham band. It's a great amateur band but not so good when it comes to aerials. A half wave antenna is 80 metres long! IMPORTANT: Amateur radio licensees must comply with the ICNIRP general public limits of EMF. I will be taking this into account when completing the aerial installation.


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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