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[TowerTalk] Ground Reflections (was 1)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground Reflections (was 1)
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 14:13:13 -0400
Hi Wayne,

> Eric:  Your reply re-kindled a question that I have always had about my
> installation.  I have a TH-7 at 95' in a small clearing surrounded by
> heavy vegetation (trees) averaging 80' in height.  Using your logic below,
> I would surmise that my antenna is 15' above the effective reflecting
> surface, which I know is not the case, based on the performance of the
> antenna.

If you walk under those trees with a SW radio does the radio go 
dead, like you went in a tunnel? 

Trees are bad for induction field losses, especially the electric field, 
but they don't do much at HF beyond the effects very close to the 

2 GHz is another story.

73, Tom W8JI

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