[TowerTalk] 80 Meter Sloper (Long)

k6ll@juno.com k6ll@juno.com
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 18:09:39 +0000

On Sun, 08 Feb 1998 09:10:04 -0600 Bob Perring <perring@texas.net>

>The "shield connected wire" is the problem.
>It must come down rather sharply (if it is to run off SW and opposite 
>the "hot wire"), go off at a wield angle with respect to the "hot 
>(out to a corner guy point in the WSW corner of the yard), or it can 
>be bonded to the tower, run down the tower, inside the tower, etc., so 
>to make sure I have a resonate counterpoise sort of affair.

This is a new one on me. I just connect the shield to the tower, and
that's it.

I modeled my half sloper for 80, and some of the
highest currents are in the tower itself. The sloper really looks more
like a method of feeding the tower than a matter of the sloping wire
doing all the radiating, at least in my installation.

The modeled pattern has virtually no variation with azimuth angle.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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