Saturday, November 12, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 Meter Band. Post #950.

Top Band Hams--22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 Meter Band
(http://topbandhams.com/tech-page/6=22-different-wire-antennas-for-the-160-meter-band).
Accessed on 13 November 2016, 03:15 hrs, UTC.
Author:  http://topbandhams.com.
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While I was looking for some experimental designs for a new 160 meter antenna, I ran across this website from the "Top Band Hams."  This site is loaded with ideas and suggestions for those who want to join the activity on "the gentlemen's band (160 meters).

The article contains 22 tested antenna designs for the 160 meter band, most of which can be designed and built using materials available at the nearest hardware store or building supply outlet.  Among the designs are:

Random length wire antennas.
Delta loop/Inverted Delta Loop antennas.
Half Delta Loop.
Off-center-fed-full wave-doublet antenna.
Double Extended Zepp Antenna.
Sloper Antennas.
Inverted L.
10 meter to 160 meter "Z" antenna.
A 40m-80m-160m short dipole.
Capacitance Loaded antenna.

These 160 meter antennas can be modified to work on the 80 meter through 10 meter amateur radio frequencies.  If you have limited space, you may want to build a vertical helix antenna (see post #949).  Don't forget to install a ground radial or "counterpoise" sytem to increase effectiveness and efficiency of these antennas.
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