From what I have read, the use of the reflector makes the ground part much
better. There are a few site that explain this. Search on NVIS. Does
EZNEC use a perfect ground? What will your ground be?
I used, long time ago, an end fed antenna. I found that it worked better
just after my wife watered the garden. So I put a wire, acctually, the
rest of the aluminum clothes line wire, under the end feed under the gound
and tied the one end to the grounding rod. Worked better than after water
the garden and lasted longer, even on rainy days.
Just some thoughts.
Chris opr VE7HCB
At 10:33 AM 2002-06-05 -0700, Al Williams wrote:
>Our club is planning to have an NVIS antenna for 80m
>and 40 meters during Field Day. However:
>The World Radio Books publisher's "Near Vertical Incidence
>Skywave Communication" book purchased from ARRL
>contains two articles (by the same author) showing an
>NVIS wire reflector added to the driven NVIS wire element.
>Because the ground itself is a reflector, and because
>EZNEC confirms that adding the reflector is superfluos,
>we do not think a reflector will help.
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