Sounds like buried is your best option .. unless you like replacing them
when the dethatcher chews them up.
You can make a burying tool that will put them down a few inches without
having to dig trenches.
Search the towertalk archive for info.
> Hi all,
> After some sound advice from the folks on the Topband reflector, I have
> decided to install on or in ground radials for a shunt fed vertical (rather
> than elevated radials). I know that within a year, wire pinned to the ground
> will "disappear".
> My lawn however, is dethatched every year. While I can forego this process
> for a year or two, eventually it will have to be done. The dethatcher is a
> tow behind unit weighted down to about 200 pounds with 1/8" tines that
> scratch the grass (and the earth too!). Additionally, the lawn is core
> Anyone have experience with this? Buried radials my only option here?
> John, N9RF
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