Topband: FCP versus loaded or "T" radialsradials

Grant Saviers grants2 at
Sat May 4 15:34:01 EDT 2019

I recently found Rudy N6LF article from ARRL Antenna Compendium Vol 6 re 
short 10' elevated top band radials.  Resonated with a single loading 
coil, as short as 50' worked well, only down 0.5db from full size.

Grant KZ1W

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 
> <> 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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