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AE6YB - Alpha Echo Six Yankee Bravo

160 meter wire dipole

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This antenna was a last ditch effort to work some 160 SSB.  I had made a few attempts before without success.  My lot is small so I twisted this antenna in a number of ways in order to fit it into the available area.  With great surprise, it performed much better than I had expected.  It is a half wave horizontal dipole in an inverted vee configuration (of sorts).
 
You can pretty much see the wire strung through the trees in the front yard, but in the backyard shots, it's almost impossibe to see.  The wire goes from the roof in the back of the house to the left side of the back fence.  Then runs along the top of the fence (left to right) and comes back toward the house through the shrubs and is anchored to the pear tree.  I took down the 40 meter dipole and used that mast on the roof for the 160.

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