> While #1 is easier, I suspect that #3 will work better, because it
> gets the antenna up in the clear, away from other conductors that
> absorb power (like the wiring in your home, trees, etc.)
In addition, with #3 I would make sure I had at least four radials
per band - even if I used multiband radials (like trapped/fan dipoles
or the Bencher "Stub tuned radials") as the pattern gets very strange
in line with the radials when you have only two radials.
... Joe, W4TV
On 8/9/2010 11:07 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 05:16:41 -0700 (PDT), GALE STEWARD wrote:
>> (3) Install the 14AVQ as an elevated ground plane with the base up 16-20 ft.
>> I would use 4 sloping radials for 20M which would double as guy wires. I'd
>> then add two radials for 40M (these should also work for 15M) and two more
>> for 10M.
> While #1 is easier, I suspect that #3 will work better, because it gets the
> antenna up in the clear, away from other conductors that absorb power (like
> the wiring in your home, trees, etc.). When installing radials, I would study
> Rudy Severns' recent work on the topic. Google for N6LF to find his website.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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