With the Stew Perry Challenge coming this weekend and a few others dedicated to that band over the next few months, I decided it was time to hang some additional Christmas lights outside.
Or so the neighbors think.
At no other time of year could I walk around my yard securing elevated radials into trees (at about 8 feet) without getting funny looks from passersby. 500 feet of wire later – nothing on Topband, I know – my 10-80m dipole is now serving the dual purpose of being a “T” antenna on 160 meters.
In addition to two elevated radials, I have others laying on the ground and have incorporated the house’s cold water pipes into the RF ground system as well.