Compact Antennas Are Possible on Top Band!
160 meters is known to radio amateurs as “top band.” However, 160-meter antennas can be large and difficult to install due to lack of available space.
Short Antennas for 160 Meter Radio dares to discuss the possibility of smaller antennas for this intriguing band. Intended for amateurs with advanced skills in antenna modeling, Grant Bingeman, KM5KG, walks you through the theory behind innovative designs for relatively compact antennas. You’ll learn how to enhance bandwidth, minimize loss, and employ other techniques to enjoy 160 meters with limited real estate.
- Short Antenna Behavior
- A Better Way to Define Antenna Bandwidth
- Why Top-loading Can Improve Short Antenna Performance
- Top Hat Arrangements
- Inverted Cone Antennas
- Closed Antennas
- Antennas with Two Driven Elements
- T-shaped Antennas
- Inverted L-shaped Antennas
- Antennas with Four Driven Elements
- Spiral Antennas
- Small Horizontal Antennas
- Quadrature Feed Arrangements