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Sun 28th Sep 2008, 08:41
Hello all ,
Can anyone tell me what kind of antenne i could use for working on 160meter ?
At the moment i have a FD4 antenne for working on 40 and 80 meter . Can i use this antenna for 160 with some mods ?
Keep in mind that i don't have such a big garden .
Tue 30th Sep 2008, 19:42
A couple of friends of mine use a "1/4 wave vertical" for top-band.
I have never built one of these antenna (yet) but they are supposedly very easy.
Thu 2nd Oct 2008, 14:28
I am not familiar with that antenna however i do play on topband and i have very lile room for the antenna farm but that didnt stop me. Check the links out.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.amesbury ... andant.htm (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/s.amesbury/M3FVB/topbandant.htm)
I still use this system and also made one for portable use using a fibre glass pole. Sean
Sun 5th Oct 2008, 12:01
Many thanks for the information . Now i have an idea to work with .
Sun 5th Oct 2008, 14:02
I work with a Cobra Ultralite Senior which gives me 10-160. Works very well with good recieve. http://www.k1jek.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thu 9th Oct 2008, 21:00
Ive seen those cobra antennas before i also read they shouldnt work but they do! Some one siad the way its loaded ie zig zag it would cancel its self out but if they work then there wrong! Always find it interesting how others go about topband in tight spaces and before i built something dedicated my endfed wires of the back of the ATU never seemed to recieve much. Oh well im there now. Sean / M0GIA
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