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Re: [TowerTalk] Ground radial question

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground radial question
From: "Its from Onion" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 14:19:34 -0600
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Thanks for a answer, catenary  is not a issue as I have pulleys at each end 
with weight for several reasons.

Having to go out and buy something I have is not a waste, I have lots of tree
related issues and this is a build it better to last issue.  

I am also a bi-lateral amputee so if I have to pay to have something put up,
I want it to last.

Thanks for the opinion on the ground radials.  Understanding that RF and AC 
ground are not always the same.

As for lifting grounds, I agree.  Not all hams know what their doing.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: Its from Onion<> 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:04 AM
  Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground radial question

  #6 for an antenna?  The catenary must be horrible.

  Using anything heavier than #12 is a waste of effort, money, and height.

  As for the radials.  They never hurt, and would probably help, but,  
  imho, not worth the extra effort.

  As for 'lifting' a ground ... NEVER.


  Quoting Its from Onion <<>>:

  > A general question guys, I realize its not 'tower' talk but its been  
  >  a tad slow
  > so I thought I'd ask.  I been a ham for 13 years, but mostly VHF/UHF.
  > So I'm not really a green bean.  But new to HF.
  > My HF antenna is 136 feet of #6 stranded copper, ran from 3 trees at a
  > height of 50 feet (west) then 45 feet (feed point of 450 ohm ladder   
  > 100 foot long)
  > to the east side that is 60 feet up.  Land slopes as wire is mostly level.
  > Ground is 8 feet of #6 (I had a roll) to a 8 foot rod.  Shack is   
  > Icom 718, MFJ-949.
  > My question, would it help if I ran some radials off of the ground   
  > point at the
  > rod?
  > The system is a little noisy and I heard a ham say once that removing the
  > ground from the radio helped him, but mmmm?????  don't know about that.
  > Get good reports as I have worked AZ, WI, NY, FL on nets, but as we all 
  > Thanks guys and happy holidays
  > 73
  > Lee
  > KE4VYN
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