Credited to W0UN, not W5UN. He presented it in a "hints and kinks" sort of
talk in the Dayton Antenna Forum, very interesting, some years back. I've
mentioned it here on the reflector a couple times before.
And, it shouldn't take much more wire. Let's say the stakes are one or two
or three feet apart at the perimeter, you would have, say, a 130' radial and
a three foot extra piece going over to the next stake, then another 130'
radial back in. That's a pretty small percentage and not much "wastage."
73 - Rich, KE3Q
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Rosenberg" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 5:40 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Technique for Putting Don Radials?
> At a recent PVRC meeting, an interesting method for laying down lots of
> radials for a vertical. Instead of cutting each radial individually and
> attaching each piece to the vertical section, this technique involved
> first staking out the outer perimeter of the radial "field", followed by
> taking a LARGE spool of wire, attaching it on one end and unspooling it
> to one perimeter stake, across to the adjacent one and then back to the
> center "pole"... and repeating the process until completion.
> This seems to be a quicker, less labor intensive (although using more
> wire) method that appears to achieve the same effect... creating a ground
> Did I get this right? I believe it was credited to W5UN, but I didn't see
> anything on his website.
> Can anyone comment on this and/or point me to some written documentation?
> Thanks in advance,
> Eric W3DQ
> Washington, DC
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
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> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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