I modeled that with the following assumption: that I would ground the 20
meter ref and dir (only) to the boom which is grounded to the mast and
then to the tower . This places the voltage peak out at the end of the
longest and highest elements. That up 13 feet on a mast atop an 80 foot
Trylon self standing tower models to a resonant frequency around 1.7
MHz. I suspect in practice it will be lower than that, say ~1.6 MHz.
Based upon that I'm going to bury a lot of copper around the Trylon,
load it on 160 and deal with what crops up.
Apex, NC, USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "WA9ALS - John" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] finding resonant frequency of a shunt-fed tower
> I'm interested in this too, so will jump in now. My main question now
> I have a C31XR at 72 ft - The elements are -not- grounded. Thus I
> much less (or none?) capacitance hat effect. I therefore assume I can
> work out a shunt feed for -some- frequency(s), but they will likely be
> higher freq than if I had grounded elements and therefore more
> at the top?
> What do you think would be reasonable to shoot for with a 70 ft tower
> the ungrounded elements of the C31? 40M? Maybe 80M? Doubt 160M??
> I'd be interested in whatever appraoch you end up taking with your
> too! Thanks
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Pete Smith <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 11:55 AM
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] finding resonant frequency of a shunt-fed
> > Pete,
> > Find a copy of May, 1975 Ham Radio magazine and check out the
> > "How to Design Shunt-feed Systems for Grounded Vertical Radiators"
> > True,
> > W4OQ. I do not think there has ever been a better "how to" article
> > about
> > tower matching.
> > 73, Good Luck
> > Bob, W5AH
> > -----Original Message-----
> > This is my ignorant question for today -- with only an antenna
> > how can I determine the resonant frequency of my tower? I plan to
> > first-attempt at shunt feed at about the 30-foot level, with 30-inch
> > spacing from the tower. Can I tell from the analyzer reading at the
> > of that shunt wire where the tower is resonant? Do I need to put
> > series capacitance in before attempting the measurement? Or is it
> > fruitless?
> > Clearly my education was neglected or I'd know the answer, so thanks
> > your help and patience.
> > 73, Pete N4ZR
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