I think Bill KH7XS just went through this exercise.
That said, my (Comtek) 80m 4-square is made 100% from wire and hung in the
woods as inverted L's.
Seems to work. Electrons don't (really) care if you use $1000 worth of
aluminum or $100 of used wire.
Mike, Coreen & Corey
Keswick Ridge, NB
I've decided to get serious and try to put up an 80 meter 4-Square around my
117' tower of Rohn 55. Getting into my place can be a VERY SERIOUS CHALLENGE
any tandem rig so that may make getting 40' long 3" and 2" irrigation tubing
difficult to deliver. I've got new steel racks on my 3/4 ton Dodge pickup
think the best I can do in length is about 25' or so. Has anyone come up
better method to build some 80 meter 1/4 wavelength verticals that won't
ton of bucks? There is also the problem of going from 3" to 2" tubing with
conductive joint. Probably will just see if the local supplier can deliver
and let them deal with that busy narrow road.
I'm going to be elevating the verticals about 10' up with elevated radials
some of the info in 'Low Band DXing'. Thought about using wire verticals
would like something a bit more substantial. Do need something that can give
some serious help on that band.
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