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Antenna Ground Plane Question

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by W5TS, Apr 9, 2012.

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  1. W5TS

    W5TS Ham Member

    Will a cookie sheet work for a 2 meter ground plane?
     
  2. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member

    Better than none!

    It would be better if the sheet had a radius of about 20-inches (diameter of 40-inches). However, getting some metal as a counterpoise is definitely better than no counterpoise at all!

    Glen, K9STH
     
  3. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member

    Yes but, you'll need to find something else on which to bake cookies.
    OTOH, you can use just about anything metallic to create a ground plane... pieces of wire, metal screen, aluminum foil, etc.
     
  4. KB4QAA

    KB4QAA XML Subscriber

    Why not? For one radio inside the shack I have a magmount atop my filing cabinet!
     
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