>I have some questions about the top loading in shunt-fed tower systems in
>general, and more specific to my case, half slopers (which have been
>described as "a lazy man's shunt-fed tower")............
I called it a half sloper because that is what you did. It was obvious
from your post what antenna you were talking about, so no confusion
there, but to be correct, I should say this about the names. The names
for these things are very confusing.
The thing commonly called a sloper is a quarter wavelength of wire that
uses a loaded tower as the other part of the antenna. This is also
sometimes, but less commonly, called a half sloper, and it is also
sometimes called a 1/4 sloper.
If it is a half wave dipole fed in the center but the whole thing is
sloping then it is called a full sloper. This is also sometimes called
a half wave sloper. Notice that a half sloper is different from a half
wave sloper. Very confusing, but don't blame me, I didn't invent it.
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