Top Band Vertical small garden/back yard antenna/160m band DX.

Building antennas for the 160m band can be quite challenging, especially if you live on a small urban lot.

In this video, Mike (M0MSN) modifies a regular "DX Commander" Vertical Antenna to cover the "Top Band" (160m).

The key to operating this modification is a homebrew 160m coil that allows the "DX Commander" Vertical Antenna to work on the "Top Band."

Mike (M0MSN0 takes us through the coil building process which allows the vertical to work on 160m.

This modification won't dominate 160m, but it will allow you to get on the air and make contacts.

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Here are some comments from Mike (M0MSN):

HAM RADIO: Top Band Vertical Small Garden /Back Yard - 160M band DX Commander MOD. Base loading Coil for 160M Top Band. You asked me to build a small garden/ back yard Antenna for the 160M band so I used the DX Commander as the starting point. turn your 80M inverted L into a Top band antenna or use your 40M vertical. Please not that both antennas are a compromise and will not work as well as a full size antenna build for the bands. Still have fun and give it a go... Please subscribe and like. Cheers and Many thanks for watching Mike - M0MSN P.S. do not take my word for it, give it a go for yourself. DX Commander

 Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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