Topband: vert performance and improvements
Sun, 8 Dec 2002 13:49:42 EST

My 38 ft top-loaded vertical is finished and I made 173 QSOs in the ARRL 
'test running 5 W. Rad EFF is 25% and the effective GND loss is 20 ohms. The 
next step is to try a "base-hat" in place of the GND. It will be identical to 
the top hat but will be 3 ft above the ground. Four 6 ft spokes with a 
perimeter wire and resonated with a 75 uH coil. Sort of like the MFJ and 
Hygain verticals- any ideas on how well this will work compared to the 20 ohm 

              Dave WX7G

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