[TowerTalk] (no subject) Vertical Antenna Instead of Tower Decision....

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Sep 15 12:10:20 EDT 2008

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 03:15:06 -0400, Richards wrote:

>So, in the mean time I am considering putting up a vertical
>antenna of some sort. 

I agree with Frank that no vertical is going to be that great on the 
higher bands, but a vertical with a lot of radials COULD make you 
happy on 80 and 160 if those bands are important to you. We've 
talked in the past about a top-loaded Tee or inverted L. If I had 
your QTH, I'd launch something into those trees and put some radials 
under it, even if it had to be fairly small wire that was invisible. 

Also, since the roof of the house is the highest spot on your 
property, I'd strongly consider a Glenn Martin on the roof with a 
SteppIR beam (partly because it's the lightest thing that's really 

BTW -- your photos would be a lot better if you brightened them. 
They're awfully dark, so it's hard to see much. 


Jim K9YC

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