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Re: [TowerTalk] Radial material choice and effect

To: Bill Aycock <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Radial material choice and effect
From: Richards <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:55:09 -0500
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Don't worry about cutting to a particular exact length, Bill,
as the lossy earth will detune them anyway.   Maybe you wanna
cut them for a bit longer than your target length, just to make
sure you d not make them too short, but cutting for wave length
is futile without extensive testing, and lots of knowledge of the
earth type, capacitance, reactivity,  etc, all beyond my comprehension
other than to know for sure it is rather difficult to tune them on
the ground without lots of experimentation and data.

Good luck.   Sounds like a great use for that old wire!

================   Richards - K8JHR  ====================

Bill Aycock wrote:

> If I go by the book, I can lay 36 radials, with a total length of 5.4 
> wavelengths at the low end of 80M. Each radial would have four strands of 
> insulated Copper.


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