The antenna as shown here has a counterpoise, but I can't remember how long it is. Its shape is dictated by what trees and distance I have available. It tunes 160 meters ok with my auto tuner. Decided to try it 160-10 meters with a 9:1 UNUN so it would be more useful.

The 4-inch pulley is a little over 12 feet off the ground and the free end is up over 40 feet or so. The feed point is 4 feet off the ground and at the 33 feet mark there is 90 feet of wire looped around the 4-inch pulley and goes up into the tree to a little over 40 feet.

Any recommendations?

Antenna Picture]1

VNA Results at 1.900mHz

  • SWR- 1.987
  • S11 Smith 308m +120m
  • R-100ohms/90.33 ohms
  • S11 X 1ohm/24.26 ohms
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    $\begingroup$ hi Bill, welcome to the site. I see you’re asking for recommendations, but you don’t specify for what goal you are trying to achieve. So I guess my question to you is: What do you expect any recommendation to achieve for you? $\endgroup$
    – webmarc
    Commented Jul 11 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ Was wondering if someone had done something similar. My question is if anyone had any thoughts on the configuration of the antenna. $\endgroup$
    – Bill Smith
    Commented Jul 11 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ There is no question here, and asking for opinions about a severely compromised antenna. $\endgroup$
    – Dereck
    Commented 2 days ago


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