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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Inverted L for 160 meters. Post #808.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/ddbrweVlhCE.  At one time, I was one of many radio amateurs that couldn't work stations on 160 meters because of the large amount of horizontal or vertical space a dipole or quarter wave vertical for this band would occupy. In this video from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV), we learn how an "Inverted L" antenna can help you get on "The Gentlemen's Band."  Stan does a good job of explaining the general theory, construction, and use of an inverted L antenna, which can give you a decent signal, provided you use a good ground or counterpoise system along with the vertical and horizontal dimensions of this antenna.  If you feed this inverted L with open wire, ladder line, or television twin lead, you can get reasonable performance on all amateur HF bands from 160 through 10 meters.  Try to get the vertical element as high as you can and then stre

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Inverted L for 160 meters. Post #742.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter this title link in your browser search box: https://youtu.be/ddbrweVlhCE. In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1 GV) shows us how to design an inverted L for 160 meters that will fit in a typical house lot.  Good, basic theory is combined with helpful design and operational tips to create an inexpensive and effective quarter-wave antenna for "Top Band." Don't forget to include a good radial or counterpoise system for this antenna.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Inverted L for 160 meters. Post #509.

If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/ddbrweVlhCE. One of the major drawbacks to enjoying the 160 Meter Amateur Radio Band is the size of the antenna , which can reach approximately 123-feet/37.54 meters for a quarter wave vertical for the upper portion of the band (1.900 MHz -2.000 MHz).  However, by designing the antenna as an inverted L, with a part of the antenna running vertical and the other part running horizontal, you can still get decent performance on this band.  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) describes a quarter-wave inverted L antenna that can fit on a typical city lot (150 X 50 feet/45.75 X 15.24 meters).  It's also important to establish the best ground radial system or counterpoise that you can to prevent losses and improve efficiency.  Good luck! For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can