I think the article by K3LC answers my question about the best number of
radials for the installation in my particular application. The nest question I
have is what benefit if any is there to using bare wire as opposed to insulated
wire in the radial system.
When I go to the local houses to buy wire it is cheaper to buy 12 or 14 guage
spooled insulated wire rather then bare wire. When I look at ordering it online
buying locally is more attractive from a cost point since shipping has thus far
made online orders significantly more expensive then local purchases.
Does direct earth contact buy anything as opposed to insulated radials with
respect to use as the rf ground?
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