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[TowerTalk] ground screen for new lawn

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Subject: [TowerTalk] ground screen for new lawn
From: (T. A. Russell)
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 22:29:38 EDT
Two things come to mind:

First, a ground screen does nothing for HF Yagi's (for two reasons)

        a - A Yagi has a NULL straight up and straight down
        b - The GROUND  REFLECTION point is hundreds of feet from the

Second, a ground screen WILL benefit any VERTICALLY polarized antenna on
or around the tower, but may rust out in a few years.  My galvanized
fence wire radials were heavily rusted in 3 to 5 years.  The ground
from your quarter wave slopers is likely to be beyond the range of your
A shunt fed tower for 160M would benefit from the ground screen.

de Tom N4KG

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