[TowerTalk] Radials

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Wed Jun 14 20:39:23 EDT 2006

On Jun 14, 2006, at 12:50 AM, Tom Osborne wrote:

> Going to put up a 40/20 (probably use the 40 on 15) multiband  
> vertical for
> field day.
> Do they work better with 1/4 radials for each band, or would 1/4 wave
> radials for 40 work on 20 OK?

1/4 wave radials for 40m are 1/2 wave on 20m.

If we're talking about a ground-mounted vertical, certainly the 40m  
radials will work great for 20m. Just put down a lot of them (strive  
for 20-40 radials, which is a lot of wire)

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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