Are there any positive or negative variables
re. lightning incumbent to the floating radials
design vs those traditionally tied to the coax shield?
Here in central FL that is a *always* a required
>>> In transmitting systems elevated radials should never have a ground path.
>>> Grounding elevated radials reduces efficiency.
>>> If the house has a lot of noise and you receive on the transmitting
>> antenna >you might not want to directly ground the antenna ground system
>> to the >house. This is especially true with a small radial system.
>>> 73 Tom
> My elevated radials float, and are connected directly to the shield of the
> feed line. (7/8 inch Heliax.)
> When the other end of the Heliax is connected to the output of my amp, it
> is "grounded" to the "house" central grounding point because the chassis
> of the amp is strapped to it. Are you saying that the amp and transceiver
> should be isolated from "house" ground also? If so, just how much
> efficiency is gained?
> It has always been common practice to DC ground the radials of a ground
> plane antenna via the tower and its ground rod system, and by strapping
> the shield of the coax to the tower ground system at the base of the
> tower. Are you saying this method has less efficiency? If so how much
> Phil Clements, K5PC
Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
*Have a joy-filled New Year!*
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