[CQ-Contest] Vertical w/Tower Counterpoise?

Ev Tupis w2ev at yahoo.com
Sun May 27 13:14:46 EDT 2007

It is time for me to install a more permanent HF antenna system to make more routine HF contest operation possible.  I wish to install a vertical to reduce complexity.

I have no room for radials so I'm looking to install either (1) a 1/2 wave (no radials needed) or (2) 1/4 wave trap vertical (40-10 meter) at the top of a 30' Aluminum tower...using only the tower itself as a counterpoise.

Does anyone have any real-world experience with this sort of setup that they care to pass along?  Any/all insights specific to this thought would be appreciated.  Thank you!

Ev, W2EV

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