Monday, May 29, 2017

160, 80, 40 Inverted L for my city lot installation at VE3AB. Post #1145,


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With propagation favoring the lower HF bands (160, 80, and 40 meters), here's a simple inverted L antenna that will allow you access to these bands at a modest price, depending on locally available materials.

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Earl Andrews (VE3AB) shows us how to protect the base and feed point of the antenna from bad weather.  Earl uses a compost container at the base of the antenna to keep snow away from the automatic antenna tuner (ATU) and feed point of the inverted L.  He uses a homemade loading coil (around 100 uf) to help "tune" the antenna.

In part 2, we will see some of the construction and wiring details of this antenna.

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