I'm pondering the same thing ... getting on 160. One of the problematic things about 160 is that you usually only get a small portion of the band on a wire antenna unless you use a remote antenna tuner at the terminals. So, I'm also pondering a very "controversial" antenna, the TFD (terminated folded dipole). Lotsa people have loaded lots of criticism on the TFD because it has a terminating resistor that absorbs the load when you're off frequency, BUT it makes your rig run nice and cool AND it only needs one center support AND you don't need a tuner. Interstingly, Rohde and Schwarz, a company I've had a long history with in the military, usually sells very good stuff. Check out http://www2.rohde-schwarz.com/en/products/radiomonitoring/antennas/HD420.html Not that I would BUY one of these babies, it's a portable anyway, but it looks like a great design and there are lots of web postings with formulas, suggestions for making your own, which is what I'm planning to do. Apparently, the non-reactive resistor where the loop joins together has a lot to do with performance, and how much power you can feed the thing. I'm going to put mine up with a pulley system so I can play around with resistors easily.