[TowerTalk] Vertical radial wires.....how many and length
Sun, 13 Feb 2000 11:25:18 -0800
I need a little education from the group. I have won an HF2V
80/40 antenna at a raffle. I have not worked with a vertical before
but in doing some research it has become obvious that a
significant amount of ground radials helps in performance. So my
questions is this: how many radials, what length should they be,
how is that calculated. Secondly is there an optimum height above
ground that a vertical should be mounted? I happen to have a 1.5"
pipe that would serve as a good mount. Can or should the antenna
be mounted close to the ground, i.e. 6 to 12" above the ground.
I will tie the antenna into my existing ground system so there is
a common ground for everything. Any other tips on what to do or
not do would be appreciated.
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