Topband: FCP versus loaded or "T" radialsradials
wes_n7ws at triconet.org
Sat May 4 14:15:57 EDT 2019
I'm with Tom. I probably have one of the more challenging situations around for
installing on-the-ground radials in my cactus patch. (See my QRZ page for a
hint) Nevertheless, after studying the available literature, particularly Rudy
Severns', I opted for them. I need more, but currently I have eighteen 55' long
insulated, on the ground, radials (1000' of 14 AWG). The Inverted L is 55'
vertical, the rest horizontal. By serendipity, the radials are resonant at
about 1850 kHz.
On 5/4/2019 9:14 AM, N4ZR wrote:
> At the risk of setting off a food-fight, I'm interested in opinions on
> shortened radials (T or loaded) versus the K2AC/W0UCE folded counterpoise
> design. W8JI has an interesting unfinished page
> <www.w8ji.com/fcp_folded_counterpoise_system.htm> attacking the FCP. Tom's a
> combative fella, but he's also very smart. I am putting up an inverted L,
> trying to avoid having to lay down 6000 or even 750 feet of on-the ground
> radials, and don't really have room for resonant elevated radials on 160.
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