Now you have my attention, I have a tuner. One built into the rig and another
external for QRO.
I am thinking more and more 'try mikey you might like it' may be the way to go
on this one. It is really no big deal to mount it --
take maybe a couple hours most.
No just to pray for no rain or wind.
I was going to do the TitanDX Vertical but it is so high profile that it has to
be guide-off, the Butternut doesn't because it is
tapered in such a way that it catches very little wind.
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground mounting vs roof mounting verticals
> Gary Schafer wrote:
> > A vertical above your beam will not work. An elevated vertical must
> > have resonant radials.
> > 73
> > Gary K4FMX
> or some other matching method, e.g. a tuner at the base.
> Resonant radials just provide a reasonably nice resistive
> impedance at the feedpoint. There's not much difference in
> "efficiency" of the radiator (defined as power radiated vs
> power applied at feedpoint) as the length varies 10% or so
> above or below resonance.
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