Monday, July 30, 2018

Super Expedient Stealth 160 Meter Antenna. Post #1570.


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Operating on 160 meters can be a difficult challenge for radio amateurs living in deed-restricted apartments and homes (HOAs/CC&Rs).  However, if you're willing to accept a few compromises in terms of height and orientation, you can still make contacts on the "Gentlemen's Band".  "Ham Prepper" has done just that with a meandering, stealth wire antenna attached to the back of his home and anchored to his property's privacy fence.  With the aid of a MFJ-989c antenna "tuner" and a simple ground radial system, this radio amateur was to make successful contacts on 160 meters.  This antenna is basically a NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) arrangement, which provides good local and regional coverage.  With the MFJ "tuner" and the 300 ohm feed line, this antenna has multiband HF capability.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information).
https://www.eham.net.
http://www.southgatearc.org.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).