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## [TowerTalk] Unique Short Radial Challenge

 To: [TowerTalk] Unique Short Radial Challenge "Eric Hilding" Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:06:40 -0700
 ```OK, this is the where I get to confess my remaining ignorance about radials and matching devices on shortened verticals. I have a ?Unique Short Radial Challenge? for an upcoming 160m portable situation. Several of my fellow NCCCers have made some suggestions, and I?m looking for some additional input before ?measuring twice, cutting once? J This pix will help: http://www.k6vva.com/radialchallenge2.jpg The Yellow ?X? is where I will be temporarily ground mounting a shortened 160m vertical. The Yellow lines to the left and right represent what are planned to actually be two bendy, curvy, zig-zaggy ¼ wave radials. The Yellow arrow points to the signal target direction over ?SALT WATER?. The vertical base will be about 20ft above and 15ft back from the water at high tide (approx a 12 foot fluctuation twice a day). It has been suggested to also run one ?short radial? down into the water. As I?ve been looking at the pix, I keep wondering if maybe running at least four ?short radials? down into the water (sufficiently out for low-tide) would help? I realize symmetry of radials is important, but I really can?t do this going the other direction because of a house, etc. Assuming going *into* the water is cool, due to the non-symmetrical radial situation, I?m wondering if the matching unit on the Myers Gladiator might burp? I also have an HF6-V plus 160m coil (which would be easier to get up in the rain and high winds), but think the Myers would work better. Should I ditch the planned two ¼ wave radials and just use a bunch of real short ones within the allowable 180 degree ground pattern available for radials (including some into the water)? If going into the water is OK, what would be the best method of ?connectivity?? What came to mind was using some pieces of copper plumbing stuff at the end of the radials. When it?s time to pack up, I can see how much has not been eaten away J Tnx very much for any additional suggestions or lashings. 73? Rick, K6VVA * The Locust _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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