> For this statement you need to define which Gap antenna you
> are referring to. The Gap Voyager is 45 feet tall. (not small)
> Has a 10 foot diameter capacity hat, and requires 3
> counterpoise wires.
The Gap antenna I had was just over 40 feet tall and covered 160-
20 meters. It only used three radials (counterpoises).
Are you sure the 160 model is a Voyager? Challenger sticks in my
It was no match for a Butternut on 80 and 40, and far below a 35
foot hunk of aluminum using a base loading coil and a hat made of
four 15 foot wires that also guyed the top. For 40 meters, I had
three skirt wires 33 feet long running up the face spaced about a
foot out from the vertical. I eventually made good use of the
Of course the other verticals had decent radial systems.
73, Tom W8JI
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