[TowerTalk] Inverted L

Nick Pair daweezil2003 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 14 16:12:40 EDT 2006

Your link is anecdotal with out consideration to radiation E and H patterns.
  The chicken wire would dissolve in two years or so in the soil around here.(it rusts above ground in a little over a year.
  He does make the point common to all vertical antennas, that the longer they are in the vertical the better they work.
  The statement that they generally provide a 50 ohm resistive match is unsubstantiated, and pretty contrary to a efficient radiator over efficient radial system.
  The comment on ground rod at base brings up the previous numerous postings on lightning protection.
  The statement that they are "immune" to trees and foliage just leaves me scratching my head. New era physics that wasn't taught when I learned it. Maybe tree heating doest count.
   I have more but lunch calls. Others can take up the flag.

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