Category Archive: Ham Radio Trivia

Fun trivia questions relating to our club and ham radio in general. Pick your brain, not your nose!

New ant for 160M at KQ0J

Feed point of 160M antenna

Feed point of 160M antenna

It’s hard to see the wire in a picture of a Wire Antenna so we’re showing you the base
of it instead. Joel KQ0J has a new antenna for 160M. It’s a 150 ft wire strung through
a couple of trees – insulated wire so the impedance won’t change a lot when it’s wet.
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Coax runs outside to a 4:1 Un-Un Balun, and then to the wire. Three radials, two 50 footers
and a 75, give the antenna something to work against. Maybe you can see some of these
details if you click on the picture to enlarge it.
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There’s an auto-tuner inside the shack.
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Q. What’s the Very Obvious part of the antenna installation, easily visible here,
that is NOT MENTIONED? Duh. It’s a good idea to have one of these in most antennas.