Topband: Easy Inverted L for 169 (NCJ M/A 2011) Info Needed
W0MU Mike Fatchett
w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Nov 9 14:26:08 PST 2011
High enough so people can't touch it would be my answer.
J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
On 11/9/2011 11:48 AM, Michael Goins wrote:
> How high off the ground does the feed point need to be on 160 to be
> considered elevated enough to use tuned radials? I have the space -
> nine acres - but deer are an issue with radials.
> Mike, k5wmg
> On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, ZR <zr at jeremy.mv.com
> <mailto:zr at jeremy.mv.com>> wrote:
> > Installing a dense radial field in the first 50' is the most
> important step
> > for a small lot. Galvanized and plastic dipped rabbit fence works
> > for that. Solder wires to the ends to extend the radial field
> however you
> > can.
> > Carl
> > KM1H
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "W0MU Mike Fatchett" <w0mu at w0mu.com <mailto:w0mu at w0mu.com>>
> > To: <topband at contesting.com <mailto:topband at contesting.com>>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 1:57 PM
> > Subject: Re: Topband: Easy Inverted L for 169 (NCJ M/A 2011) Info Needed
> >> If the feedpoint is elevated you should have 4 tuned radials. If it is
> >> ground mounted it needs radial field just like a vertical. 32 is a
> >> decent number more is better of course. They don't have to be 1/4
> >> either to work.
> >> The current balun or choke is best at the feedpoint but some will also
> >> put one at the radio.
> >> Mike W0MU
> >> J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
> >> J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
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> >> On 11/7/2011 9:30 AM, Mark Adams wrote:
> >>> Hi Gang,
> >>> I am planning to try this antenna for the winter and need more
> >>> information.
> >>> The author, NE0U, seems to have no known email address that I can
> find so
> >>> here goes.
> >>> 1. I assume that the vertical radiator and the ground radial
> are both
> >>> the SAME length. Correct?
> >>> 2. The sketch on page 20 shows the Ferrite Current Balun a the
> >>> feedpoint, but the text of the article has it at the transmitter.
> >>> Which is
> >>> correct? Does it matter?
> >>> Yes, I could goof around with these two items, but I'd rather just
> put it
> >>> up and dink around only if necessary.
> >>> Thanks es 73,
> >>> Mark K2QO
> >>> K2 #543
> >>> FN03ra
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