Again, I suggest you read ON4UN's book. I would try to put anything OTHER than a
half sloper. Your tower can be easily shunt fed on 160. Try it!
Stephanie WX3K wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Rauch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 7:50 AM
> To: Towertalk; Stephanie WX3K
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Half slopers using a tower
> Please explain what "5 or more above" implies.....There have been many
> others that have shared some very good results with the HALF SLOPER antenna.
> Sounds to me like this antenna is anything but a "free lunch" antenna.
> Taking the time to understand the functionality of an antenna is well worth
> its weight in gold to me, even if it means a little extra experimentation
> Besides isnt that the whole fun of the technical side of amateur radio
> Stephanie R. Koles WX3K
> >If you want a vertical, install a normal vertical like an Inverted L fed
> >at earth level and a good radial system, or shunt feed the tower and
> >use a good conventional radial system with it. it might be a little
> >work, but you will be 5 or more above any of the "free lunch"
> >systems that rarely if ever work as expected.
> >73, Tom W8JI
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