Re: 160m

Jerry N9AVY


Just tried xmiting on 160m, but am only getting out a watt or so  Emoji  ugh !  Looks like I have some work ahead.   Tree in front yard where one end of sloper is attached grew over the years and and is now about 25 ft. up, but it needs to be at least 1/2 that. 

Another alternative is to change out vertical in back yard (HF-6V) and replace it with a 43 ft. vertical I acquired a couple years ago, but that will require changing out pipe in ground for a 2 inch diameter one.  Soil here is most clay (like concrete) and rocks ,,, McHenry county is where a lot of gravel & sand comes from for construction projects in area.

Looks like back to drawing board !

Jerry  n9avy

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 03:41:44 PM CDT, Don - KM4UDX <dontay155@...> wrote:

Jerry, if you want to try 160m, text me on my phone 571-225-6180 a time/place. Worth a shot. My SWR at 1807 is actually less than 13 -- which is my normal levels on my random horizontal loop thing.
I'm calling cq now for what it is worth.
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