Ed Laughery wrote:
> I am buiding a 160 meter vertical. For the radials, I have some surplus
> wire and was wondering which would be better - fewer radials measured at 1/4
> wavelengths or a larger number of radials that are shorter than a 1/4
> wavelength - example - four 126+ foot radials vs five 100 foot radials or
> double the radials but in the longer or shorter fashion.
> Thanks in advance for your consideration.
I assume you're talking about radials laying on the ground?
Rudy Severns (N6LF) has studied this with both models and field experiments
In particular look at his presentation on tests
To a certain extent it depends on your soil properties, but his take
home is that more shorter radials is better until you get to around 16
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