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> I have installed the ATAS 120 in my attic using counterpoise
> wires. I would like to know if anyone has advice on how to
> improve the set up.
> Willard Morton K0BWQ
The ATAS is acting like a non ground mounted antenna. In that case, the
counterpoises need to be 1/4wl for each band you want to use for decent
performance. This is probably not feasible in the attic. I guess you just
need to do the best you can, making the counterpoises as close to 1/4 wl as
possible. The feedline ground should go to the counterpoise system. Do not
ground the counterpoise to station ground or a ground rod. You also might
want to use a feedline choke to make sure the feedline is not acting as part
of the antenna. It should be placed just outside the counterpoises.
73 John W8JJW
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