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160 Meter Inverted L antenna. Post 2058.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWZZlpHJKT8. If you live on a large piece of property and want to explore the fascinating world of 160 meters, you may find this extra long antenna interesting. Thanks to Bob Holowenko for showing us his winter 160 meter antenna. According to Bob, this antenna is a real powerhouse on the "Gentlemen's Band." Here's how Bob describes his antenna: "1000ft of 14ga AWG wire (7-strand) and some rope make one of the best performing antennas I've played with. This is made from 127ft of vertical wire, 6 127ft radials, and a pile of random wire, including a fence, make for a fun little antenna." For your convenience, here's the conversion from feet to meters: 1000 ft=304.87 meters. 127 feet=38.71 meters. ------------------------------ If you have room on your property, you may want to build one of Bob's 160 meter an

160 Meter Inverted L Antenna. Post 1734.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWZZlpHJKT8 Now that propagation is favoring the lower HF bands (160 meters through 40 meters), it may be a good idea making an antenna for these bands.  Because of the size of 160 meter antennas, you may have to make some uncomfortable comprises to use the "Top Band".  Inverted Vs and L antennas can offer you decent performance at a reasonable cost. However, if you have a fairly large property with several tall trees,  you can follow Bob Holowenko's inverted L design and have a high performance antenna in a few hours. Bob's antenna consists of 127 ft/38.71 m of wire with 6 X 127 ft/38.71 m radial wires.  Despite some limitations, Bob calls his homemade inverted L "one of the best performing antennas I've played." Why not experiment with a variety of designs and configurations?  Antenna experimentation is one of the joys

160 Meter Inverted L Antenna. Post #1520.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWZZlpHJKT8. A nice, simple, inexpensive 160 Meter Inverted L Antenna from Bob Holowenko.  Bob used 1000 ft/304.87 meters of 14 AWG (7 strand) wire, some rope, a simple ground radial system, and a few things found in his ham shack to build this winter time antenna for "The Gentlemen's Band." According to Bob, he used 127 ft/38.71 meters of wire for the vertical section of the antenna, six, 127 ft/39.71 meters of wire for the ground radials, and "a pile of random wire, including a fence" to complete his antenna system.  This video may give you a few ideas for the upcoming ARRL Field Day. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://hamradi

160 Meter Inverted L Antenna. Post #1492.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch>v=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWZZlpHJKT8. Another way to get on 160 meters on a medium-sized urban lot is to design and build a simple 160 Meter Inverted L Antenna.  In this video from Bob Holowenko, we see how he built an effective 160 Meter Inverted L Antenna from 127 feet/38.719 meters of wire, six-127 feet/39.719 meters radials, and "a pile of random wire, including a fence."  You may find Bob's antenna a good start for your 160 meter antenna. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: https://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information). Be sure to check the blog sidebars an