[Antennaware] vertical with metal roof as groundplane
george_warnock at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 27 03:27:04 PST 2009
Hello folks...am preparing the ground to build a workshop, when completed it will be 40 foot long by 30 foot wide, there will be a box profile tin roof, the pitch of the roof will be approx 20 degrees.There will be a metal truss in the centre of the roof to support metal purlins and then the roof its self....to me this sounds like a likely candiate to support a "support" for a 40m vert antenna and use the tin roof for a groundplane.I would be interested in what you folks think of the idea, and perhaps some one could see perhaps a way of taking even more advantage of the situation...am thinking along the lines of phased verticals perhaps with additional ground wires or antenna for 80m or 40/80....the only down side I can see is there is a tower about 50 feet from where the shed is going to be so that may have some interaction...the "mechanics" of bonding the individual sheets of tin together to form a ground plane will be taken care of during the build..
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