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[TowerTalk] Vertical and ground-radial question?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical and ground-radial question?
From: (John Tait)
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 20:34:38 -0000

Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical and ground-radial question?

> I have up in my backyard a ground-mounted Butternut hf2v 80/40 vertical
> 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
> the chicken wire instead of digging up to the surface,

HMmmmmm... I wonder if my XYL would fall for that one...??? We don't
have moles, or gophers in EI...Howz about rabbits..or rabid sheep perhaps??

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?

If you bond all that stuff together PROPERLY you'll have an EXCELLENT
ground  OM..

> 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!

Well OM...You could always replace it with a 4 square array... That'd
scare the gophers..???

 John EI7BA

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