Topband: Radials help

Herb Schoenbohm herbs at
Fri Feb 10 14:13:05 PST 2012

On 2/10/2012 5:03 PM, Guy Olinger K2AV wrote:
> The 120 comes from the watershed 1937 Brown Lewis and Eppstein study now
> found in the IEEE journals. There were distinct characteristics to 120
> times 0.4 wl (actually 115) that improved results even vs. 60.
> That a deficient radial system on one side has any significant reduction in
> that direction alone VS THE OTHER DIRECTIONS is a fairly well debunked
> idea.  That the missing radials reduce radiation in all directions, due to
> diminished efficiency, is not disputed.
> 73, Guy.

What about the slant wire cause at least some directive component in the 
direction of the slant wire?

Herb, KV4FZ

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