When I first moved into my house some years ago, I put
up a 20M ground plane made from an old Hygain 18V. The
base was up 20 ft and I had four sloping radials that
sloped down at about a 35 degree angle. I adjusted the
length of the vertical "element" to get a decent VSWR
in the 20M CW band. The antenna worked very well for
some months and I was able to get on the air and work
lots of DX with it during the time I was installing my
tower and yagis.
All this proves is that it worked well for me. Was it
as good as my present antennas? No. It was a decent
alternative until I could build something better.
73, Stew K3ND
--- David Thompson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Sounds like the good old ground plane covered in
> most Antenna literature.
> Most ground planes have 4 quarter wave radials
> either horizontal or sloping
> away from the antenna base.
> Dave K4JRB
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