----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Fike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 11:30 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground radials- the long and short of it
> Pertaining to a ground-mounted vertical antenna with buried radials
> inches below the surface of the grass:
> Some books I've read say: ".... make the ground radials 1/4
> long to match the main 1/4 wavelength long vertical element". Other
> and sources say: "..... just make the ground radials as long as you
> fit in the availible space in your yard".
I think the rule is this:
"Use as many radials, up to 1/4 wavelength long, as will fit in the
space available, such that the distance between radial tips does not
exceed .015 wavelength (4 feet on 80 meters)."
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
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