[Antennaware] Radial mats under dipole
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
73, Terry N6RY
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