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  1. #1
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    Default Antenna Ground Plane Question

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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5TS View Post
    Will a cookie sheet work for a 2 meter ground plane?
    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.

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    Why not? For one radio inside the shack I have a magmount atop my filing cabinet!
    We let Ohms Law take over to find the path of least resistance through the coils

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