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[TowerTalk] Vertical?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical?
From: (Guy L. Olinger)
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:44:51 -0400
Tom Rauch wrote:
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> > Date:          Thu, 11 Jun 1998 21:07:12 -0400
> > From:          Dick Green <>
> > I don't think radials will help the Gap because it's a vertical dipole.
> > 73, Dick, WC1M
> Hi Dick,
> Radials help any ground mounted or near-ground vertical, the more the
> better.
...snip for brevity...

If I read you right, take my Gap Titan...

Even though its center-fed and detunes terribly if you add stuff to the
shield of the feed coax (currently has a current choke on it), 

Bottom of the thing up eight feet to prevent accidental "fry" of
passers-by on the 40 meter "bottom-hat".

If I put down sixty or so 40 meter radials on the ground underneath, you
would estimate the kind of improvement 4 maybe more db? 

The Titan really is a center-fed vertical dipole - just with bunch of
tuning stuff hanging off it. The wire at the bottom is not a
counter-poise. It's two different "bottom hats" ... short for 20 m,
longer for 40 meters, and not involved with 30 or 15 & above.

To do what you describe on 40m is pretty easy. If it was a 6db pickme
up, be about the cheapest 6db pickme up ever had.

73, Guy.

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