[TowerTalk] Vertical LW vs. Vertical

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Thu Apr 10 20:30:16 EDT 2014

HI All

Is there a lot of difference between a vertical long wire antenna and a 
regular vertical GP?

Last year when camping I used a 65 foot piece of wire up into a tree, 
hooked directly to the output of my tuner.  I had one long counterpoise 
and the tuner connected to a ground that I drove INTO the ground..  It 
seemed to work pretty well on all the bands.

Not having any modeling software here, what I was interested in is if 
the vertical LW works different than a vertical GP.

Weather's getting nice and getting the itch to get in the camper and do 
some camping!  73

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