The One About the Low Band Antenna Survey
Low Band Antenna Survey
Years ago I conducted a worldwide survey of notable 160-meter DX chasers to gather valuable data about their experiences with antennas. The survey is a good starting point for anyone that is interested in effective results on the low bands of 160, 80, 60, and 40 meters. The results were sent to all of the 62 of those who responded and a much-condensed version of the survey was attached to my 1974 QST article, “The Minooka Special”.
What follows are the scanned pages of the original final report that went to the participants and many others. It found its way to the bottom of a file cabinet drawer and recently I came across it. There are stations listed that confirmed nearly all 340 countries on 160. I was a somewhat casual 160 DXer and stopped chasing that band about ten years ago, but I do have 261 countries and managed many hundreds of QSOs with JAs, Europeans, and South Pacific stations on SSB and CW. I hope you enjoy it.
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1. Mobile Antennas
2. Low Ban Antenna Survey
3. Actual Measured Performance of Short, Loaded Antennas - Part 1 (PDF from original article published)
4. Actual Measured Performance of Short, Loaded Antennas - Part 2 (PDF from original article published)
5. Creeps and Weirdos (Tongue in Cheek)
6. The All Band Antenna
7. The Ultimate Ultimate Transmatch
8. The Invisible 20-Meter Beam
9. The Hidden Antenna
10. The Loop Antenna