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[TowerTalk] Half slopers using a tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Half slopers using a tower
From: (Rick Bullon)
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 21:07:04 +0000

>See my article on Simple Elevated GP Antennas in QST for
>JUNE 1994 which utilizes the 'half sloper' concept as elevated
>radials.  Several critics have pointed out that ground radials
>would improve this simple implementation which I do not dispute.
>On the other hand, I believe it to be superior to small loaded
>verticals.  My 160M elevated GP with 6 radials at 15 ft. was
>good enough to work ZD9, ZL9, and XZ on 160M.
>Any effective antenna takes some effort.
>Tom  N4KG

It is also reprinted in the 18th edition of the ARRL Antenna Handbook on pg 

Another way to plant radials is to use a shovel to cut a slit in the ground 
and lay the radial in the slit. It doesn't have to be deep just under the 
ground level is fine. That way the radial is safe from the lawnmower if you 
accidentally scalp the ground with the mower blades

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