Topband: linear loaded vertical

Maurizio Panicara
Sun, 20 Oct 2002 20:04:16 +0200

With proper tapering and guy wires there's no need of fiberglass for a full
size 80m vertical.
Under the perspective of efficiency for such a lenght vertical, I wouldn't
waste time with linear loading (or any other loading than capacitive).
Go for top loading, fine tune and match the impedance with 50 ohm line
easily at base, using a tapped coil between the element and ground.

Mauri I4JMY