Topband: Accuracy of modeling of 160m verticals

Roger Kennedy roger at
Wed Nov 7 18:19:19 EST 2018

Actually, I'm rather sceptical about the accuracy of theoretical antenna
modelling software generally on 160m. (as per my recent discussion on a
well-known Forum)

I'm not convinced that the various programs (which all seem to give
different projections) properly take into account the different kind of REAL
ground under the antenna . . . particularly with a low Dipole like I use -
which is equivalent to a 20m Dipole just 3ft off the ground !  (and
therefore the ground has a HUGE effect on the antenna)

Roger G3YRO

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