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Mike(W5UC) & Kathy(K5MWH) w5uc at
Sat Oct 14 14:41:04 EDT 2006

In a previous post VE3CUI said:


"An interesting --- and very easy to overlook! --- reference in ON4UN's
latest lowband bible in the matter of ground radials...


Specifically, wire laid atop the ground may be considered to have a velocity
factor of 50%...which means, of course, that any 1/4-wave (physically long)
radials that I meticulously laid-out beneath my inverted "L" last year were,
in fact, 1/2-wave (electrically long) radials..."


This leads me to wonder if this strengthens the case for using insulated
wire for radials.



Mike, W5UC


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