How tall is your vertical? I'm guessing that it is too short for 80m and
that you'll need more than just ground radials to make it an efficient 80m
Subject: [TowerTalk] vertical antenna question
From: "K2VI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:42:09 -0500
I finally put the antenna up. Set up the radial plate and ran 85' of davis
flex to the shack. The swr on 80 meters is 6.0:1 and on 40 meters it is
Making a contact on 80 1300 miles away my dipole fed with ladder line 50'
inverted vee did 1.5-2 S units stronger than the vertical. Now if a had a
compiment of 60 radials would this bring up the signal with that distant
contact? Just want to make sure the radials will help also help the SWR on
With my tuner i can easily tune down to 1:1.1. thanks for any help.
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