Amateur radio antennas, circuits, techniques and related topics. By Peter Parker VK3YE/AK3YE.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Loading up a tall light pole for a quick and easy 160 metre antenna
This started as a quick experiment but turned out into something that I think will change the way I do 160 metres AM portable. All you need is a large metal light pole. Such as you see around sports ovals.
The idea is you use a telescoping pole to install a coupling loop of wire right next to it. Then you seek to load it up. With any luck the tall mast will be part of the antenna. Well that was my result anyway.
The outcome was a very simple 160 metre antenna that can be set up very quickly. And you don't need to lay out ground radials. More in this new video.
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Ground tuning unit referred to above
Have you tried something like this and what were the results? Please share your experiences in the comments below.
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