[TowerTalk] re Radials

Rob Atkinson, K5UJ k5uj at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 14 09:29:18 EDT 2006

It depends on whether or not you either bury them, lay them flat on the 
ground or elevate them a significant distance in terms of wavelength.  If 
you bury them or lay them on the ground the 40 meter 1/4 w/l will be okay on 
20.  If you elevate them (for 7 mhz 6 feet would probably be okay) then I 
think you need radials cut to each band you want to operate.

If you haven't bought your wire yet, you'll have to rob a bank first.  I 
heard last night that #14 and #12 cu wire prices have gone to the moon.   A 
guy I know paid $90 for 500' of #12 at one of the big box stores.  500' of 
#14 is around $40.  It was $15 two years ago.

rob / k5uj

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