>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.
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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