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What if you have limited space BUT still want to BUILD a 160-10 antenna?

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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What if you have limited space BUT still want to BUILD a 160-10 antenna?

I have a Yaesu FT-890 with a good internal tuner (can handle 3:1), I know this will help

I guess I would need to do some kind of folded design.

Maybe I could use the top rail on my fence as a 160-80 antenna?
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Gives us some more information on your space limitations. Coming up with a limited space HF antenna for 20-6 meters is pretty easy; it gets more challenging for 40 and 80. 160m is REALLY challenging!

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Gives us some more information on your space limitations. Coming up with a limited space HF antenna for 20-6 meters is pretty easy; it gets more challenging for 40 and 80. 160m is REALLY challenging!
True that!
A good way but costly is with a Butternut HF9-V. I have one except for the 160M coil. Cover 6M thru 160M, albeit 160M is only about 25Khz wide.
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Some thoughts . . .
I suppose that you could run a remote antenna tuner at the antenna feedpoint. Vertical or loop antenna. Isn't cheap nor efficient. Never done it but I've read about others doing it that way. Efficiency is the real loss . . .
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I would like to avoid using the tress in the front of the house. I also have a 35' telescoping mast that can be mounted anywhere on the fence line

I would like to hit Europe.
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Use the tree on the SW side of the garage to install a doublet fed with 450 ohm ladder line. Run it to a half decent tuner with a 1:1 balun and you are good. Get the middle of it as high as you can and install as an inverted VEE. It is exactly what I have right now and I worked New Zealand late this afternoon with 100 watts. The apex is at 35 feet.
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Maybe some of these on a dipole?

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