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Subject: [TowerTalk] Roof Counterpoise
From: Jason Reber <>
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 09:53:26 -0700
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Greetings Everyone-

I would like to set up a vertical antenna at my QTH, but my small 
backyard is arranged such that it is impossible to set up a good radial 
system. In addition, my house is right in the middle of the yard, so the 
best place to put the antenna would be on my roof.
Rather than running radial wires all over my roof, I was wondering if 
anyone on the list has tried making a counterpoise system by placing 
wire mesh (such as rabbit wire) on the underside of the roof in the 
attic? I have easy access to the underside of the roof, so the mesh 
could be stapled (using short staples, of course) right to the roof 
sheathing underside. The pieces of mesh would all be tied together to 
create a large counterpoise.
I have not been able to find much information about the effectiveness of 
such a counterpoise in the Antenna book, or from other source, so I 
would welcome anyones experience or advice.


Jason   AC7JW


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