Sounds like it should work fairly well. I've had various similar antennas
over the years.
I would agree to just about everything the last poster said about feeding it
, HV points, 1/4wl radials etc. except that I really wouldn't worry too much
about it being very directional in the slope of the wire to the point of
losing any sleep over it.
I suspect directivity will be slight and moreso at certain angles than
GO FOR IT!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] OT: Vertical wire TOP FEED?
> Whilst in KH6, dropped wire over lanai .. using the iron fence rail as
> ground .. work worky ... many many many Qs, allover world.. just FYI .
> .. AA6DX
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> From: "George Shaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:32 PM
> Subject: [Towertalk] OT: Vertical wire TOP FEED?
> > Here is one for the experts. I am thinking about running a vertical
> > wire, max of 120ft from my apartment to the ground. I would need to feed
> > it at the TOP of the wire and I want to cover as much of the HF bands as
> > possible. I may add a SGC smart tuner to the top of the wire and may
> > need radials run back into the apartment. Will this work? What lengths,
> > radials etc do I need? Has this ever been done and if so what were the
> > results?
> > George Shaw MI3GTO
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