[TowerTalk] ground wire thoughts
KeepWalking188 at ac0c.com
Thu Dec 24 23:23:10 EST 2020
Jim, if what you are saying is the case, then yes, I agree.
I would add that I am pretty sure that a lower band parasitic vertical
array (an inverted L is a top loaded vert in reality) needs a VERY
EXCELLENT ground to work right. And that means a pretty limited amount
of metals in the field as well. A few radials off to one side is
definitely not going to make a guy smile much in the end.
If that's literally the only option, then investing a lot more in
getting radial concentration around the vert is needed. And in the
worst case, driving the pair using phasing lines and forgoing the
On 12/24/20 7:02 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 12/24/2020 2:58 PM, Jeff Blaine wrote:
>> I guess I'm missing what's the "very bad idea" part of this. We are
>> talking RF here, not lightning. Right? Antenna in the middle of this
>> field, right?
> Thanks for raising the question. As I understand it, he's not loading
> his tower, but is planning a 2-el 80M array along one side of his lot.
> If I got it wrong and he is loading the tower, then yes, a set of
> radials from the tower makes perfect sense, with additional radials
> for the future array.
> 73, Jim
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