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Posted: 12/17/2016 5:42:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 5:43:18 PM EST by stimpsonjcat]
It was easy to get up on the existing fan-dipole lines.

I am disappointed that 20m is a no-show, but it does what I need it to for now (namely 160m, 80m, and 40m) and adds 30m very nicely which the fan did not.

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 5:08:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 5:09:33 PM EST by Gyprat]
Just curious, how high is the antenna above ground and how long is your coax?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:18:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 10:24:03 PM EST by stimpsonjcat]
50ft vertical, the feedline is angled to keep it away from trees structures.

100ft of LMR400, but plot has that removed via the AIM4170. Oops, nope that is a standard cal at the analyzer.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:44:06 PM EST
I'm curious why you chose a horizontal antenna for the low bands???

As you may know, the 50 ft height would be cloud warmer / NVIS for 160 m and 80 M....
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:29:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KnowFear:
I'm curious why you chose a horizontal antenna for the low bands???

As you may know, the 50 ft height would be cloud warmer / NVIS for 160 m and 80 M....
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Because running appropriate radials for 160m is going to be difficult here. Mind you, I plan on doing that and setting up a set of verticals, but for now this was a $100 solution to keep my 'bottom of cycle' options open.

It works pretty well for 160m, at least stateside.
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