[Antennaware] Radial mats under dipole

Terry Conboy n6ry at arrl.net
Sun Jun 13 17:19:23 EDT 2004

At 03:36 AM 2004-06-13, David Gould wrote:
>The question is what to do with the buried radials - should the buried 
>radials be attached anywhere or left independent?

Just leave them independent.  Depending on your ground conductivity, they 
may improve the gain of the inverted vee by a few tenths of a dB.  Since 
your inverted vee is a balanced antenna, there shouldn't be any need to 
connect the radials to anything (assuming you use a current balun at the 
feedpoint to reduce common mode feedine current).

The radials could be used for lightning ground on the coax coming from the 
inverted vee.

73, Terry N6RY

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