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[TowerTalk] Measuring DX Performance of Verticals

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Measuring DX Performance of Verticals
From: (Ward Silver)
Date: Wed May 7 17:45:14 2003
> >Yeah, but actual performance would depend so greatly on local ground
> >characteristics, terrain, and quality of installation and connections
> >any one-time tests would have little merit on a long-term basis.  The
> >subject of ground-screen/radials has been covered thoroughly elsewhere.
> That was sort of my point.  If vertical A works better over a modest
> set than radial B, then a test over such a ground plane would be biased in
> A's favor.  I haven't read your report, and you may have included a caveat
> to that effect, or made an effort to install what you regarded as a
> ground screen.  Either would be fine with me.
> 73, Pete N4ZR

The ground screen used in the report was a 64-wire (1/4-wave at 80-meters)
screen beautifully done by Ralph Javins, N7KGA.  There's a lovely photo of
it in the book if you'd like a look at it :-)

73, Ward N0AX

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