No just use any old wire you can find. Put out as many
1/4 wl radials as possible, if you cant do 1/4 wl make them
as long as possible.
The more wires you put out the better it will be, it can never
be too much.
On 2010-11-05 17:11, Wayne Rogers wrote:
> I've been reading, and still haven't come up with an answer to the following
> With radials laid on the ground, does it make any difference if they are
> insulated (THHN) or bare? I suspect not, but would like to know that I am
> not making a bad assumption. Seems that even the most recent works in this
> area don't talk about the difference between "laying wire on the ground" and
> copper wire directly in contact with earth. Conceptually I understand that
> the wire laid on the ground is capacitatively coupled to the earth, but how
> does the effect of this translate to the decision to use bare vs. insulated
> I have six 1/4 wave radials (THHN) on the ground and will continue to add
> shorter radials interspersed between them. I can work Europe (barely) with
> my 100 watts, but know I can do better. Thanks to all for the many posts and
> sharing your wisdom.
> Wayne, N1WR
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK