Dan Schaaf wrote:
> The stinger at the top is not electrically connected to the top of the
> tower? It is insulated and there is a wire that runs from the base to the
> stinger. In the manual, it is called the "80 meter wire".
> I am wondering why they did this instead of just electrically connecting
> the bottom of the stinger direct to the top of the tower.
> Does anyone know the answer?
The higher bands need to see a shorter tower, with high
impedance at the top.
> Next question: Has anyone tried to make a 60 meter stub for this antenna?
> Last question: Does one really need 3 x 3 x 3 ft of concrete to hold up a
> tiltover 100 lb. tower and stinger such as this antenna?
> Vy 73, Dan K3ZXL
It depends on the soil. My soil is all clay and when it gets wet
is like peanut butter. Based on experience with bases that have
failed, I would say that the 3x3x3 base may actually be needed
in my soil. Of course YMMV.
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