Much better advice would be to read the information by N6LF, who has
done a lot of work on this subject. Start here:
On 1/13/2011 12:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> As many radials as can be put down and as long as possible.
> "Resonant" is not important.
> Quoting K2VI<email@example.com>:
>> Ok, thanks to all who responded to my last post. really appreciate
>> all the help. I considered the ground bus system but didn't want to
>> bury the aluminum due to it disintegrating in 5 years and above
>> ground how could it be secured without it shifting. So i just went
>> ahead and ordered the DX engineering stainless plate. It U bolts
>> right to the post. I just bought 26,000 feet of # 14 stranded
>> insulated copper wire at a govt surplus bussiness in norfolk va. I
>> paid 615.00. I know i will never use all of it in a lifetime but who
>> knows. For that price i had to jump on it. So the question is on my
>> 43' vertical how many radials would you reccomend before it's a
>> waste of time and should i make them longer than the antenna. I can
>> run some as long as 55' and some as short as 25'. Im thinking 25'
>> would be ineffective. Any ideas. thanks in advance.
>> tony k2vi
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