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[TowerTalk] Vertical and ground-radial question?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical and ground-radial question?
From: (Eddy Avila)
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 20:06:25 +0000
This for the antenna prognosticators......

I have up in my backyard a ground-mounted Butternut hf2v 80/40 vertical with 
24 buried radials of various lengths, none of which are of the "optimum" 
lenght, unfortunately. But it works fairly well beating my dipole most of 
the time. (Yes, I know, the dipole at 20' off the ground....well, sucks!!)

Anyways, my questions is: the wife wants me to cover the entire area above 
the ground radials with chicken wire so the gophers and moles will bump into 
the chicken wire instead of digging up to the surface, so should I bond all 
the chicken wire together and bond it to the ground-radial system??? Will 
this help my signal any? Or may be making things worse?

Oh, no choice installing the chicken wire...this is a compromise to her 
first wish: pulling the vertical out of the backyard....U G H!

Thanks mucho!


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