Please don't laugh. I am totally ignorant about amateur radio. When I tried to use the internet to answer questions, all I have found are formulas and charts I don't understand. For example; I looked for instructions for erecting an inverted L antenna. I really needed to know how mush of the wire is used for the horizontal portion and how much for the vertical portion. I was hoping for percentages (60/40 or 70/30 etc.), instead all I have found is a formula.
I have purchased a Palstar R30A receiver and want the best possible reception. I was advised to use a 160/6 inverted L antenna with balum, so I purchased one. Now that I have it, the wire is much too long for my location.
Did I receive bad advice? I didn't know what questions to ask. What are my options? By the way, what does 160/6 represent?