[TowerTalk] re Radials
dezrat at copper.net
Fri Jun 16 10:11:12 EDT 2006
At 06:52 AM 6/16/2006, hasan schiers wrote:
>reasonably good soil in the first place, you will get > 70% efficiency.
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I've never understood the fascination with verticals for the low
bands. If you put up a dipole or inverted vee, you get 100%
efficiency, lower receive noise, use a LOT less copper and do a lot
less work. And the local signals will be much stronger.
Yes, I know verticals have a lower radiation angle, but on 160/80/40
most signals arrive at high angles anyway. On the higher frequencies
a vertical would be more practical, but there most folks use beams.
To each his own.
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