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Re: [Antennaware] Radial mats under dipole

Subject: Re: [Antennaware] Radial mats under dipole
From: Terry Conboy <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 14:19:23 -0700
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At 03:36 AM 2004-06-13, David Gould wrote:
The question is what to do with the buried radials - should the buried radials be attached anywhere or left independent?

Just leave them independent. Depending on your ground conductivity, they may improve the gain of the inverted vee by a few tenths of a dB. Since your inverted vee is a balanced antenna, there shouldn't be any need to connect the radials to anything (assuming you use a current balun at the feedpoint to reduce common mode feedine current).

The radials could be used for lightning ground on the coax coming from the inverted vee.

73, Terry N6RY
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