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Re: [TowerTalk] Chicken Wire Ground Screen

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Chicken Wire Ground Screen
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:34:24 -0700
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On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:06:29 -0400, Joe Giacobello wrote:

> OTOH, wouldn't the remnants of the wire and its degradation products 
>enhance the conductivity of the soil surrounding the antenna so that 
>the remaining radials are now more effective?

NO!  Go back to the ARRL Antenna Book and re-study the chapter on "The 
Effect of Ground." Radials have NOTHING to do with the earth. Radials 
REPLACE the earth in the antenna circuit by providing a much lower 
resistance path than earth for the current and fields produced by 
antenna current. 


Jim Brown K9YC


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