It may have SOME effect, but the main thing is to lay down plenty of
radials. In my experience, and opinion, the length of radials in or on the
ground is not as important as the number of them! A radial, on/in most soil
conditions, is NOT resonant anyway .. as opposed to above ground examples.
A person to contact that has more experience than I with 160M is KL7RA --- I
operated from that station, using the 160M full size vertical .. worky
worky, considering location nearFairbanks! Is your antenna full size?
73 --- Mark AA6DX (Jag ar Svenska poika)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Sundberg" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 11:50 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] 160m vertical
> I've just put up a 160m vertical but I can not put radials in all
> directions. At best I can cover about 240 degrees with full size radials,
> in the other directions it is only possible to put down a few short ones.
> What effect, if any, will this have on the pattern of the antenna?
> 73/Peter SM2CEW