> Your response tells me that even though radials are spread
out under the
> vertical they need not be connected to have influence on
the pattern. But
> surely there must be a substantial difference in
performance between having
> radials connected to the feeder or floating??
In the nearfield many complex things interact. It is pretty
much unpredictable without knowing everything and doing a
great deal of work.
The results of any test would not be conclusive if the wires
remained, even if disconnected.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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