W1TR 160 Meter Ground Plane
Updated 05-Dec-2005 14:03
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The 160 meter ground plane is constructed from #10 stranded insulated wire available in most hardware stores.
The feedpoints / tiepoints use PVC pipe T-sections. The coax loops through the T-section to provide strain relief. Wire is tied using a square knot to these T-sections and also to rope which is then tied to trees or which goes over the tops of trees. The “springiness” of the small branches appears to help the wire antennas survive 60 knot winds with little or no damage.
Feedpoint of 160 meter ground plane
Top Hat section of 160 meter ground plane