I was wondering if my inverted L ground plane would be better off as a 50 foot
vertical so I did some modeling.
Using EZNEC I put in most all the radials I have on the roof sloping from about
16 feet down to 9 feet above ground. They are random length with 3-4 actually
1/4 wave about every 5-10 degrees around 60% of the base. Some of the 80 and
160 radial slope down and run along a 5 foot high wood fence.
The antenna is a modified Create 40/80 vertical with the 80 meter trap
removed/shorted and homemade 40/80 traps in a 70 foot horizontal wire with the
end about 25 feet high. It is mounted about 17 feet off the ground on the
northeast peak of the roof so there are only a few radials out that end.
The 80 meter pattern is a cloud burner and 40/160 gets some pretty weird
skewing. Obvious why I don't do well into PJ/CO on the low bnds.
I really can't go ground mounted without being up against stucco wires and no
radials to speak of.
I could play 4 top loading wires instead of the horizontal wire and traps and
my turner would match it. Any thoughts on doing that?
You do not need a parachute to skydive, unless you want to do it again.
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