On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:42:49 -0700 (PDT), Lee Buller wrote:
>Very interesting 160 discussion going here.
Yes. My 160 antenna in Chicago was not very different from what Tim
describes, and I had a lot of fun with it. It was a toploaded
vertical, and the counterpoise was a wrought iron fence.
The important thing to realize about radials is that having at least
a few (or a counterpoise) is VERY important, and while having a LOT
is better, it's probably only about 6 dB better. That's a good
reason for adding radials, but it's not a reason for staying off of
160 if you can't! :)
Bottom line -- do the best you can, call CQ, and have fun.
Jim Brown K9YC
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