[TowerTalk] Number of radials

Timothy Coker n6win at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 22 13:35:38 EDT 2018

Agreed, especially if he's going to use this as an 80-6m. 

Tim / N6WIN

    On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10:28:38 AM PDT, jcjacobsen at q.com <jcjacobsen at q.com> wrote:  
 John is looking for advice for radials under vertical for 80 meters. 

John, get yourself a copy of the Antenna book. There is a chart showing number of radials, vs how efficient, vs amount of wire available. 
If I remember correctly, if you only have room/enough wire for a few, then length isn't as important. I always went with, as many as I could, as long as I could make 'em. Right now I have limited room, so I have 32 radials, aprox 30' long under 42' vertical. Works very well, at least I think so. 
If they are buried, they don't have to be resonant ie no need for 1/4 wavelength long. 

Have fun with the project. 

K9WN Jake 

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