Topband: NCJ Ground Radial Article
telegrapher9 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 03:55:40 PST 2012
Radials do not affect the angle of radiation.
On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 4:14 AM, Doug Turnbull <turnbull at net1.ie> wrote:
> I found the NCJ article (http://www.ncjweb.com/k3lcmaxgainradials.pdf)
> most interesting - thank you. I wonder if there is also an affect on the
> angle of radiation with ground radial numbers. Is the issue solely one of
> gain and feed point impedance?
> At the moment I am helping a friend with his radials for a SteppIR
> vertical to be used on 80 though 6 so some compromises or overkill will be
> occurring here depending on the band. I also use a SteppIR for 80, 40 and
> 30 (120+ ground radials 40 to 60 feet long average length 55 feet) with an
> inverted L for TB using sixteen raised radials (12 to 16 feet) over the
> SteppIR radial system which I think serves as the ground screen mentioned
> ON4UN's book.
> This is an interesting topic and one which does not die. There are
> always those of us coming up who need to learn from our more experienced
> fellows. Thanks to all.
> 73 Doug EI2CN
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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