Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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 follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).