[TowerTalk] Multi-Band End Fed Counterpoise
dxdx at optonline.net
Thu Apr 20 19:43:30 EDT 2017
I have a multi-band end fed (see below) that I'd like to try on 80 and
40 meters. After reading W8JI's notes on 1/2 wavelength end-feds, it's
clear that a counterpoise is needed; without it, the feed line ends up
replacing the missing counterpoise which results in RF along the coax
and into the shack.
My question is: would signal 40 and 80 meter counterpoise ( one for each
band) be sufficient running above ground? It's not piratical to run the
counterpoise in a radial pattern so I'd have to bunch them together and
place them along the fence which runs perpendicular to the direction of
the end fed antenna.
End Fed: http://myantennas.com/wp/product/efhw-8010/
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