Topband: Radials

Lee K7TJR k7tjr at
Thu Feb 7 14:32:50 EST 2008

Totally agreed on interconnection of radials. The half as long comment was only made to show wire would be wasted in my opinion if they were not bus style interconnected. They would be totally overlapping each other between elements when not interconnected. One can then use that wasted wire to shorten the distance the rf has to travel in the ground by using it elsewhere to add more radials. Having built them both ways it really shows when you stand there and look at the actual ground covered by wire. There is lots of wire in the middle if they overlap. Personally I would rather have more wires farther away where the distance between them gets greater. I think interconnecting might actually help as well. You can get more radials for the same footage of wire when using the bus.   YMMV 
  Lee K7TJR

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