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Re: Topband: Elevated Radials as a sub for the real thing?

Subject: Re: Topband: Elevated Radials as a sub for the real thing?
From: Jan Erik Holm <>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 07:42:25 +0100
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This issue will never get settled. There where measurements/tests done
over 10 years ago on this matter that did clearly show that 50-60 
radials on the ground always was better then forexample 4 elevated.

However if you ONLY can put up lets say 4 radials, 4 elevated (as high
as possible)is better then 4 on the ground.

Since humans always are looking for short cuts and "the easy way out"
this issue will always persist, but as they say "there is no free lunch".

On 2010-11-04 03:09, Gary Hinson wrote:
>> ... However these claims or myths persist that a few elevated "resonant
>> wires" a better ground doth make in comparison to a spider system of
>> more wires, shorter wires, laid in the ground or laying on top of the
>> ground. Do a few elevated resonant wire avoid the earth losses at the
>> base of a vertical?  Do they distort the field pattern by acting like
>> low dipoles, at least partially send radiation into the clouds above?
>> I am certainly interested, as I am sure so are others, what
>> the experts,
>> the modelers, the real world FSM testers have to say on this. ...
> Me too Herb!  Well said.  Despite the current interest, I am dubious about
> the value of just a few elevated radials over a decent earth mat but I
> suspect it will take some patient scientific experimentation (like that
> reported in QST a few months back) to settle this issue.
> 73
> Gary  ZL2iFB
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK

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