My Top Band (160m) vertical


The vertical is mounted on a hinge to an old powerline pole so it can be easily raised/lowered with a winch.

Here the vertical is half way up.

The vertical is self resonant just above the 160m band. It is top loaded with 3

wires, each one is about 7 mtrs long. These can not be seen in this picture.

I am feeding it via a tapped roller coil. A small amount of series L, and then

parallel L to get 50 ohm j0. The ground system consists of  about 60-70 radials.

See my radial plow for details on how I lay them into the ground.

And no, the that is NOT my shack and amplifier hut at the base of the vertical...


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