Wich is the best 160m antenna ?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by CU3AK, Aug 20, 2010.

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  1. NY3V

    NY3V Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This certainly depends on your intentions. I use a simple low dipole for most coverage inside Alaska, but I wouldn't call this any kind of a DX antenna. An inverted L seems like a reasonably good antenna for both DX and local, but you do need to put a good ground system in.

  3. KD7HB

    KD7HB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The antenna you have up and working is the BEST antenna.

    My 160 meter antenna is a full wave horizontal loop up 35 feet. Fed with 600 ohm feed line all the way to a Dentron tuner in the shack. I have talked to quite a few hams in the Northwest that are using horizontal loops on 160.

    I have not worked any DX on 160, but have heard East coast and Central US stations coming in quite well.

    The antenna is also all-band. I have used it all the way up to 12 meters, working South America, Central America and Japan last Sunday. Even made a 6 meter local contact a couple of years ago using the loop.

    Trying new antennas is part of the fun of ham radio.

    Paul, KD7HB
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