Any chance K3LC's article is available at a web site for downloading?
> If you're going to add some set number of additional radials, without
> question, adding more 130' radials would be more beneficial than adding 65'
> For a fixed number of radials, longer is better than shorter. However, if
> your question is really how to optimize the use of some set amount of wire,
> to the Al Christman, K3LC, article "Maximum Gain Radial Ground Systems For
> Vertical Antennas" in the March/Arprl edition of NCJ. He lays it all out
> very nicely.
> Also Howard, you gave choices in quarter wave (at 3.5 MHz) increments, 65' or
> 130'. The optimum use of your wire will likely turn out to be something
> other than quarter wave increments. There is no need or advantage to cutting
> radials to "resonant" lengths if they are on/in the ground.
> If you didn't save your copy of NCJ, let me know and I'll get it to you as an
> Adobe Reader email attachment.
> Jim W9TM
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> and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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