Topband: elevated radial/ground radial question
w8car at buckeye-express.com
Sat Dec 31 10:42:34 EST 2005
Happy New Year,
I have been using an Inverted L with 3 elevated radials for over 10 years
with good success. No ground radials-yet. I have recently reread all I can
find on the tradeoffs with this approach and decided to put out at least 16
temporary radials on the ground below the 160 antenna. I realize there
should be no connection between this ground and the elevated radials.
My question: -Is there anyone on the list who has been using elevated
radials, then added ground radials and measured or 'noticed' any difference
in their signal? I realize this topic is still not suported by many
'measured' results besides the W8JI numbers that I have seen. I guess I'm
looking for some validation of the effort I'm about to expend to feel
louder-even if only 3 DB or so (cheaper than a new amp).
'wired in Ohio'
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