A couple of responses to my question(s) on the 80 sloper were similar to
the following, which I attach as an example:
<italic>> I just connect the shield to the tower, and that's it.
</italic>And one response included the following analysis:
<italic>>I modeled my half sloper for 80, and some of the
>highest currents are in the tower itself. The sloper really looks more
>like a method of feeding the tower than a matter of the sloping wire
>doing all the radiating, at least in my installation.
My thinking was/is:
The use of a "counterpoise" would be to just make sure I had a resonance
value available to the shield side of the coax. Connecting the shield
just to the tower will work, or should work (especially at the 65'
level), but if I do both (Bond to tower with an additional resonant wire
running alongside of, or in, the tower) I was thinking I might have
better luck at reducing stray RF radiations, and an easier time getting a
Now I am wondering, does the wire radiate or does the tower do the
radiating, or is there n-factorial combinations of answers to this
Like I say, I am just probing for answers from guys who have been
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