Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K4TQF, Oct 29, 2017.
Pretty hard to cut slots in the yard with that...
Here you go you bunch of ditch diggers! Bury your radials even though you don't have to. Borrow my trencher below:
This time of year just cut your lawn short and lay the radials down and staple them. Use your fingers or a screwdriver to part the grass to get them closer. They'll be gone in spring. Worry about tripping? Don't drag yer feet.
Really, it isn't difficult. They don't need to be buried. You don't need a thousand of them. I put mine down over the summer, used a edger on some but didn't on the last 8. The ones I didn't use the edger on disappeared much quicker than the edger ones, mainly due to the grass was cut out of the ground.No worries because next spring my Bermuda grass will fill in.
That's great as long as you have grass. Some lawns are thin or have poor, rocky soil where grass doesn't grow well.
Always sumpthin ain't it
Yes, it is!
The irony is that for a vertical to work well in such areas it needs more radials than those of us with good soil that is easy to work.
Simply drag it around, works quick. Takes me 10 minutes to go a hundred feet, 6 inches deep. The head is Apx. 1.25 inches wide