Topband: Re Kinstar AM Radio Station Antenna Design

Phil Duff NA4M & Ann Duff na4m at
Thu May 25 14:39:05 EDT 2006

At 18:10 5/25/2006, Doug Waller wrote:
>Even a near perfect wire radial field close to the base of a single 
>vertical is inefficient due to half the fields around the radial 
>wires being in the ground.  This close-in loss, where power 
>concentration is high, can be eliminated or reduced by using solid 
>metal plate in lieu of wire radials, or by a using a Kinstar-fed cage.

What diameter or radius should this solid metal plate be to 
eliminate/reduce this close-in loss on 160M??

73 Phil NA4M

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Phil Duff NA4M  &  Ann Duff
Georgetown, TX. 

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