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 ```Hi Jerry, I wouldn't think you'd see any directional qualities at all, but your effective gain may be a bit lower, and your takeoff angle may be a bit higher, in the direction of the shorter radials - if you were to equally space all of your radials around the antenna. If you do as you've mentioned, that is doubling or tripling the quantity of radials in the shorter radial directions, you may not perceive much of a change. Conventional wisdom is to lay down as much copper you can, where you can, and increase the density in the shorter directions, especially as you get closer to the feed or maximum current point. I believe having many 1/10th wavelength long radials is just as good as (or better than) fewer quarter-wave wires. It's nice to have both (many short and several long radials), too! These assumptions are based on a ground mounted antenna with radials on top of, or slightly buried, in the soil. Good luck. Steve, NL7W -----Original Message----- From: towertalk-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Keller Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 1:50 PM To: (Reflector) TowerTalk Subject: [TowerTalk] Uneven Radials Gentlemen: For a 40M 1/4 wave vertical at one end of my back yard, I have room for radials on the surface to run out 60' to the west, 30' to the east, 25' to the north, and only10' to the south. I'm in eastern PA, and the earth here has pretty good conductivity. (1) Should I expect any directional consequences? I would think so, but in what directions? (2) I had planned on 60 radials evenly spaced. Would it help to have extra radials in the directions with the shortest runs? (3) How would the answers be different for 80M? 160M? 73, Jerry K3BZ _______________________________________________ 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. _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk _______________________________________________ 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. _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```