> Our club is planning to have an NVIS antenna for 80m
> and 40 meters during Field Day. However:
First a `my state' only antenna for a contest seems
counter productive, try a nice wide pattern yaggi (2 element)
or a Moxon on 40 & 80.
> 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.
No, the wire a foot or so above the dirt tuned about 5%
long will be way better, the dirt is of low conductance
like a resistor and the reflective surface is at no defined
Does your confusor program say how long it has been since it
rained on the test field it was analyzing? A wire is, no matter
what the weather has been.
If cleverly connected to the wooden stakes, the reflector
can be removed to make easy comparisons with the dirt.
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