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- 160M antenna for small lots or gardens
- Small & practical DIY inverted U antenna.
This design worked very well during the
2017 CQWW 160M SSB contest.
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- Switchable Antenna 80/160 meters band
- A switchable antenna for 80/160 meters by IK1ZOY. A new version of a 1/4L 80 m. dipole modified for use in 160 m. band. using it's own coaxial cable feeder to wrap a coil.
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- 160 antenna for small lots
- The WT0G crazy W dipole, a solution for 160 meter operations
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- 160 m Balanced Coaxial Receiving Loop Antenna
- W4HM explanation of the 160 meter balanced coaxial receiving loop antenna, easily adaptable to a 40 and 80 meters band
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- 160 m broad banded coax inverted L antenna
- Based on a W4TWW project and modified by KN4LF
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- 160 m Full Loop Antenna
- 160 meter band horizontal full wave loop antenna
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- 160 M inverted L antenna
- KJ4EX 160 meter inverted L antenna.
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- 160 m receiving loop
- KC22TX receiving loop antenna for 160 meter band
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- 160 m top band inverted L antenna
- G8ODE 160 m Top Band Inverted L Antenna made of 33m horizontal wire in the garden
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- 160 meter antenna problems and solutions
- The quarter-wave Marconi working against ground is a popular and inexpensive antenna for 160 meters. A lot of newcomers to the band favor this simple antenna because it's easy to put up, it isn't too big, and it works.
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- 160 meter antennas
- W0BTU discuss in this article about working dx on top band and which antenna is best for 160 meters band operations
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- 160 Meter Antennas at W8JI
- 160-meter vertically polarized transmitting antennas center around this 200-foot tower
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- 160 Meter Dipole
- The 160 meter dipole is constructed from #12 stranded insulated wire available in most hardware stores.
The feedpoint uses a section of PVC pipe Article by W1TR
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- 160 Meter Dipole Antenna at W5JGV
- Pictures of the 160 meters dipole antenna at W5JGV
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- 160 meter full wave loop antenna
^{pop}- The antenna is a 10 - 160 meter horizontal loop fed with 450 ohm ladder line all the way into the ham shack to an Palstar AT1500BAL balanced line antenna tuner[ Hits: 97452 | Votes: 122 | Rating: 6.48 ] - 160 Meter Ground Plane
- The 160 meter ground plane is constructed from #10 stranded insulated wire available in most hardware stores. The feedpoints / tiepoints use PVC pipe T-sections Article by W1TR
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- 160 meter linear loaded Inverted L antenna
- The total length of the inverted L is 240 feet, which is 7/16th of a wave length long. It has a 92 foot horizontal linear load section 1 foot above ground that terminates into a home-brewed parallel network tuner by KN4LF
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- 160 meter linear loaded voltage feed T
^{pop}- 160 meter linear loaded voltage fed T antenna[ Hits: 27844 | Votes: 7 | Rating: 6.14 ] - 160 meter low noise antennas experiments
- VE7CA experiments on 160 meters band antennas, looking for better performances on reception.
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- 160 meter receiving loop antenna
- N6RK receive only loop antenna
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- 160 Meter short TX loop antenna
- Here is a successful 160 Meter short TX loop antenna
4 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 6 inches deep.
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- 160 meter sloper antenna
- The 160-meter sloper system at K3LR
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- 160 Meter Vertical
- This is a 90 foot tall top loaded vertical for 160 meters. It is constructed from aluminum irrigation tubing and has four sets of four guys each by w7iuv
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- 160 meters receiving loop
- KD0SO receiving loop for 160 meters
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- 160 TX array by AA1K
- 160 meter tx antenna array
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- 160-meters antenna problems and solutions
- Bill Orr W6SAI ham radio techniques. Improving ground connection, computer analysis of the antenna, modelling sample antennas pdf file
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- 160-RV - Top Band G5RV Antenna
- How to turn a G5RV antenna into a 160 meter band antenna with easy to find parts. A G5RV adapter for tob band by Thomas AD1B
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- 160/80m Coaxial Receiving Loop Antennas
^{pop}- Receiving loop antenna for top band. This antenna allow to reduce noise on both bands. The stand alone 80m loop is approximately four feet in diameter. And made of light weight material. Which makes it ideal for portable use or you can mount it above a pre-existing vhf antenna, and due to it's small size it is quite rotatable.[ Hits: 64798 | Votes: 60 | Rating: 5.97 ] - 160/80M Mammoth Beam
- A full size 160M 3 element beam antenna and a 80 m 5 element beam antenna on a 330ft Tower
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- 160m - 80m Transmit Vertical
- Adding topband to a full sized elevated 80m vertical and putting N6LF QEX data to the test
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- 160m 80m Vertical Antenna
- A dual band vertical antenna for 160 and 80 meters band, on a 18m spiderbeam fiberglass pole. This vertical is a good compromise when you want good performance on these two low ham bands and don't have the space to install two seperate antennas.
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- 160m Aerials for small gardens
- G7LRR aerials's that work in small Garden of 20ft x 15ft with a 60ft mast
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- 160m Band Loaded Inverted L Antenna
- This is a simple 160 meters antenna, a short loaded inverted L. The linear lenght is 20 meters, with the loading coil at 5 meters from the feedpoint.
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- 160m double L antenna
- Planning and modeling a special L antenna for Top Band
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- 160m DX Mobile Aerial
- M0VEY 160 m DX mobile antenna
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- 160m End Fed Half Wave Tuner
- 160m mini portable End Fed Half Wave Tuner MkII.
A small portable 160m EFHW tuner design.
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- 160M Folded Counterpoise
- An FCP is not magic. It has no gain. An FCP improves an antenna system by replacing more loss with less loss. Some have been able to erect better wires in the air because the small size of the FCP allowed better placement of the antenna.
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- 160m Horizontal Delta Loop
- A full size delta loop antenna for top band by PA3FUN
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- 160m inverted L by W6SDO
- A 160 meter antenna with a base loading coil used to tune the two lower frequency segments of the band.
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- 160m Kite Vertical Antenna
- An essential kite antenna plan for the top band, Antenna has been tested at half wave and quarter wave.
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- 160m Mobile Aerial by M0VEY
- Homebrew 160m mobile antenna
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- 160m portable vertical antenna
- The Shoddytenna is a 160 meters band vertical antenna intended for portable use. This antenna takes just 15 minutes to erect on site, can be carried by hand and is ideal for local groundwave work.
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- 160m Short Vertical Loft Antenna
- This is a very small vertical 160m antenna that fits in the loft of even my small house. It was built as a way of getting a signal out on 160m for local AM contacts, but the local noise level was far too high to allow it to be used at night for this purpose. However, on WSPR it did a pretty good job with WSPR spots from a very long way across Europe being received when running 2.5W out.
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- 160m Spitfire Antenna
- Spitfire Collinear Arrays for 160 meters band at UA2FW
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- 160m Vertical
- A conversion of a 80m dipole into a 160m vertical antenna
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- 160m Vertical antenna
- A vertical antenna for the top band, made with a 26m fiberglass spiderpole by DJ0IP
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- 22 Antennas for the 160 Meter Band
- 22 Different Wire Antennas for the 160 Meter Band, Random Length Radiator Wire, delta loop, loop antennas, off-centered antennas, sloper, dipoles, Z antenna, Zepp and Clothesline Antennas
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- 3 element 160 meter vertical array
- Article by N6LF on a top band vertical antenna array system
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- 4 Square Vertical Phased Array
- Improve your 80 and 160 meter signal without a Yagi!
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- 80 Meters frame antenna
^{pop}- Frame antenna for 80 and 160 meters band[ Hits: 64916 | Votes: 90 | Rating: 6.87 ] - 80-160 antenna for the small garden
- An cheap, easy to construct and not too visible antenna for the low bands
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- 80/160 Dual band vertical
- This 80/160 meter antenna is constructed from six 12 foot aluminum tubes to form a slip-up mast antenna some 60 feet high by K0RWU
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- 80m Inverted-L Base-loaded for 160m
- 80m Inverted-L Antenna, Base-loaded for 160m antenna. This antenna is not a good DX antenna however within small garden where true DX antennas would be impossible it has performed very well.
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- A 160 meter antenna for small lot
- If you have a small lot and want on 160 meters this is our version of the antenna by K5CBL Troy
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- A 160 Meter Antenna Hybrid Design
- This antenna looks like an inverted L antenna, yet it is not, it could also be viewed as a 160m off-center fed dipole antenna, it looks more like an end-fed 1/4 wave 160 meter antenna.
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- A Broadband 80/160 meter dipole
- An easy to build single wire antenna for 160 and 80 meters with a better than 2 to 1 swr across the 80 meter band
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- A half slooper for 160 meters
- Italian article includes picturer and plans to homebrew an half-slooper antenna for 160 meters band
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- A Lowband Antenna that is Almost Free
- The Shunt-fed Tower, an effective Low Band Antenna, uses your beam as a capacitive top-hat and only needs a simple feed network and a good ground system to work DX on 80M and 160M.
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- A Potpourri of 160-Meter Verticals
- A potpourri of 160-Meter vertical antennas and modeling issues, inverted-L, 3-element parasitic array, 1/4-wavelength monopole
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- A Practical Antenna for 160 Metres
^{pop}- 140 feet of insulated wire, the first half of which (70 feet) is space wound on an insulated tube.[ Hits: 90983 | Votes: 45 | Rating: 6.59 ] - A Reduced Half- sloper for 160 meters
- A half sloper antenna for 160 meter band
Italian translation of a WD8DSB article appeared in a QST issue during 1998.
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- A Small Wire Loop Antennas for 160 meters
^{pop}- Low noise, receive only coax loop antennas for 160 - 10 meters HF bands[ Hits: 49012 | Votes: 9 | Rating: 7.11 ] - Antennas for 160m
- The best results work when you have an antenna with a large vertical component. It is difficult to get a horizontal antenna (dipole) high enough to be an effective antenna on 160. However, there are several easy things you can do with your present antenna to initially get on the best amateur radio band
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- Antennas for the Low Bands
- Articles on TX and RX antennas for the low bands, 80 and 106 meters by John Tait
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- Balcony antenna extension
- Balcomy antenna modification to cover top bands, by Harry Lythall SM0VPO
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- Base Loaded 160M Half-Sloper Antenna
- If you want an antenna resonoant on the 160 meters band this is a possible solution, but of course, need space.
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- Base Loaded 160M Half-Sloper Antenna
- K0EMT 160 meters sloper antenna
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- Broadband 80/160 Meter Dipole
- An easy to build single wire antenna for 160 and 80 meters with a better than 2 to 1 swr across the 80 meter band by K5GP
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- Bruce arrays for 80 and 160m
- Antennas with gain and bandwidth for 80 and 160 meters band. Simple wire antenna capable of considerable gain
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- Building High Power, High Q, Loading Coils
- This page describes the loading coil (inductor) that W8WWV built for my center-loaded 160 meter band (1.83 MHz) vertical antenna.
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- Compact Top Band antennas
- Modeling compact 160 meter antennas, inverted L, half wave dipoles and linearly loaded dipole
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- DCTL Antennas and other compact antennas
- The Distributed Capacitance Twisted Loop is an inexpensive, effective, resonant alternative that can fit in a 8' tall by 12' or so wide space, like a wall, or balcony, even on 80 meters. 160 meters from an apartment, a full wave look and a cage dipole
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- DM9EEs info site on FCP - folded counter poise (Radial)
- No space for 120 ground radials, nor 4 elevated radials ? Give the FCP a try. Itcan be your solution to get on topband. Or even build a 4 square on a city lot.
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- Double Extended Zepp Antenna
^{pop}- This double extended Zepp provides 3 db gain over a dipole on the band it is designed for. Each side or leg is about 5/8 wavelength long.[ Hits: 26063 | Votes: 28 | Rating: 6.35 ] - Double-L Antenna For 80 and 160
- A vertical antenna for 80 and 160, fed with a single feed line that is simple, effective, and requires no ground system.
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- Double-L For 80/160
^{pop}- Double-L Antenna For 80/160 by Don Toman, K2KQ[ Hits: 36733 | Votes: 20 | Rating: 6.54 ] - Easy 160m for telescoping crank up tower
- 160m Is it a sloper? or tower drive?
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- EH antenna for 160 mt by Iz7ath
^{pop}- EH antenna for 160 mt: my experiment and comparison with a short vertical. with full details on construction procedure and testing.[ Hits: 29584 | Votes: 42 | Rating: 4.88 ] - End Fed Halfwave and Tuner For 80-160
- A workign example of a simple half-sized, end fed halfwave for 160 meter band by N0LX
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- Experiments with 160m antennas
- Experimentin wire antennas on top band using several type of aerials.
This includes a 40 to 160 meters EndFed Half Wave kite antennas and 160m/80m loaded vertical antenna.
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- F5TER Antenne EH 160 M
- EH Antenna for 160 meters band and links to more EH antenna plans
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- FVR Spitfire Array
- The Powerpoint presentation below was given by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, at the 1998 Dayton Hamvention Antenna Forum
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- G3YXM Small Loop
- This simple antenna is capable of remarkable results on 160, 80 and 40 metres. Forming a triangle from around 50 feet of satellite TV coaxial cable, the top of the triangle can be as low as 15 feet, and the lower side just high enough to prevent a passer by hanging themselves
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- G7LRR Low Band Antennas
- G7LRR Amateur Radio Site,160m Helical Antenna
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- Ground System on a 160M vertical
- Ground system measurements on a 160 M vertical by
Rudy Severns N6LF
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- Hex-Shaped 160 Meter Receiving Loop
- A Hex-Shaped 160 Meter Receiving Loop Greg Ordy W8WWV
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- IK4DCS 80-160 mt Sloper antennas
- My Sloopers antennas for 80 and 160 meters
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- Inverted L antenna for 160 and 80 meters
- KN4LF article about a 1/4 wave fan inverted L antenna for 80 and 160 meters band
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- Inverted L- Antenna for the TOP Band
- An schema drawing and formula to calculate size of an Inverted L antenna for the 160 meters band, 1.84 MHz.
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- Inverted U antenna for 160m
- An inverted U wire antenna for 200 meters and down
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- Invisible DX antenna for the low bands
- Article by DK5WL describes a multi-band DX antenna for the 160m-40m amateur radio bands with
low visibility but great performance for long distance communication.
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- Is this ewe for you
- A really simple receiving antenna for 80 and 160 meter dxing by WA2WVL
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- Isolation chokes for 160m verticals
- An article on how much impedance you really need and how small can be a chooke for top band vertical antennas by N6LF
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- K2YWE's Compact 160m Lazy-U Antenna
- This compact 160m antenna is a half-wave dipole with a vertical section. It requires no radials and has worked well for me.
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- K6MM 160m Antenna
- A vertical antenna for 160 meters band based on the K6MM vertical with some enhancements and modifications on the main capacitance hat
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- KE4UYP Linear loaded vertical antenna
- This is a vertically and horizontally polarized antenna the Linear loaded 1/4 wave length vertical radiator introduces very little loss for 80 or 160 meters
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- Kite Lifted Antennas
- Experiments with Balloon and Kite Lifted Antennas bby G4VGO
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- KQ6XA Antennas and towers
^{pop}- Interesting antennas pojects such as Broadband/Multiband Dipole and Tower radiating antennas for 80m and 160m, HF antenna for the micro-light backpacking enthusiast[ Hits: 44777 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 5.04 ] - Linear-Loaded Inverted V
- How do you fit a full length 160 meter antenna into a 40 foot deep yard?
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- Low band antennas for 80 and 160m
^{pop}- Antennas for the Low Bands. Plans and pictures of 80m and 160m antennas, both for transmission and reception built by EI7BA[ Hits: 55209 | Votes: 33 | Rating: 6.12 ]

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