On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:20:13 -0700, "Tom Osborne" <email@example.com>
>Is it true that my radials only need to be around 100 feet long instead of
>125 for full sized 160 meter radials or is that an old wives tale? 73
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Well, yes and no.
If the radials are laid directly on the earth, length is much less
critical than if they were up in the air, as in a counterpoise. The
missing few feet in your case will be made up by the earth itself, but
having almost a full 1/4 wavelength of radials, you may not notice much
difference. I'd go ahead and try it.
73, Bill W6WRT
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