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Getting 160 meters on a budget. Post #1036.

Getting on 160 meters on a budget ( Accessed on 07 February 2017, 20:05 hrs, UTC . Author:  NO6L. Please click link or enter title URL into your browser search box to read the full article. Comment: As solar activity wanes and propagation gets more difficult on the higher HF bands (20 through 10 meters), radio amateurs are finding plenty of dx and local contacts on 160, 80, and 40 meters.  Forty meters is becoming a "workhorse" band for regional nets, local rag chews, and fairly good DX after the sun sets. Eighty and 160 meters also offers some excellent propagation at sunset and sunrise, as well as reliable communications during the day.  The one major drawback to antennas on 80 and 160 meters is the sheer size of dipole or vertical antenna for these bands.  According to NO6L, all is not lost if you want to explore the benefits of the 160 meter or "gentlemen's band."  If you can find enough space for even a com