[CQ-Contest] Ground radials for Hy-Gain vertical???

Bill Turner dezrat1242 at ispwest.com
Thu Aug 18 09:34:51 EDT 2005

At 05:07 AM 8/18/2005, Jacob W Tennant wrote:

>Mainly is insulated wire OK or must I use bare copper wire.


Insulated wire is fine, in fact it is preferred because it will reduce 
corrosion. The insulation adds a small dielectric effect and thus makes the 
radials electrically longer than bare wire would be, but for radials the 
effect is small and I doubt if you would notice the difference. Go for it.

Bill, W6WRT

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