Today I erected a small loft antenna for 160m use. The prime purpose is to allow me to test my QRP AM transceiver (that is under construction) with G6ALB in the next village. The idea came from an old RSGB book called, "Practical Antennas For Novices" by John Hayes G3BDQ. It consists of a long coil wound on a PVC pipe about 1.5m long with a couple of wires along the top of the loft as a top capacity hat. In John's design he used 21mm pipe but I chose 32mm instead and my inductance measured 590uH. Just a little more inductance in the shack was enough to make the antenna resonant when tuned against ground (my copper hot water tank and pipes in the house). Now it is time to find out how well (or not) it works. Incidentally without the additional loading in the shack it was a good match on 40m and 15m too.
UPDATE: My first 2 WSPR reports on the new (indoor) antenna were from OZ7IT at 853kms! The antenna must work, HI. Shortly after PA0A spotted me.