I guess you have to ask what's you're definition of "work well?" Does the R7
and R8 radiate a signal, apparently it does....but the real question to ask
is: how much signal does it radiate and in what direction? If you put 100
watts into the antenna input connector, how much of this power actually gets
radiated as a useable signal at the receiving antenna? The answer would
If you like verticals, I'd stick with a "real" 1/4 vertical and a "real"
groundplance system as recommended in the antenna books, like Carr's
"Practical Antenna Handbook."
Gud luck and 73...../ed
>From: michael watts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: List TowerTalk <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Why does Cushcraft R7 work so well without radials?
>Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:42:13 -0800 (PST)
>The Cushcraft R7 and R8 verticals seem to work pretty
>well. They use 8 "whiskers" that are about 3 feet
>long as the ground plane. Why does this work so well?
> Would it work better if the whiskers were real
>radials? Would making the whiskers twice as long
>improve the performace?
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