----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>; "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] elevated short vertical dipole or quarterwave
> | Here's an interesting optimization question..
> I use a 30 foot vertical with the base 3 feet off the ground on 30M. This
> is too long on 30M so the vertical is brought onto resonance with a pair
> of shortened radials. The radials are gull wing style, now the standard
> for DXpeditions using vert on the beach.
Indeed, verticals are the hot ticket for beach locations, but that's a
somewhat atypical ground.
The radials slope up from the
> base of the vert at 45 degrees to a height of 6 feet then horizontal.
So yours is basically a "ground plane" vertical... a 1/4 wave (or shorter,
but loaded) over some relatively small number of elevated radials.
> My vert cost me about $100, x6 for the Force-12 40M offering.
Ahh, but Force-12 gives you finely machined hunks of aluminum, a cardboard
box to ship it in, and (presumably) stainless steel hardware; and, of
course, someone else did all the machining and parts kitting. Plus it
provides work for welders and machinists in central California.
> Mike VP8NO
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