[AMRadio] 160 meters


Barry Sherwood barry_sherwood at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 23 20:00:11 EDT 2006


Brian, Set the antenna up for the low end and use a
remotely switched relay to short out coil turns when
you want the higher end of the band. 

Barry, KF5GC

--- Brian Sherrod <ars.w5ami at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 23 April 2006 2:47 pm, Rick Brashear
> wrote:
> > I have a Butternut vertical with a 160 meter coil
> modification I am
> > temporarily using for top band.  It seemed I was
> hearing more AM around
> > 1.880 - 1.885 at first, but now seems to be around
> 1.985 or has my mind
> > played another trick on me?  Needless to say, my
> vertical will not begin
> > to stretch that far, so I need to make a decision
> as to which end to set
> > it.  Any suggestions as to where I am likely to
> get in on the most AM?
> >
> If I remember right, 1.880 - 1.9 or so had most the
> AM activity.  There used 
> to be an ol' buzzard BC-610 group that met around
> 1.985 or so, but I don't 
> know if they are still around.  I haven't been on
> the air in some time 
> (fixing to change that), so someone else might have
> better advice on this.
> 
> 73,
> Brian / w5ami
>
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