Mousie tail counterpoise for ht's

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KA0USE, May 10, 2019.

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  1. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    You should see a big difference with HF. Remember to point the counterpoise toward your distant station.
  2. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    You'd probably still see improvement if you could somehow get it around the front BNC, because electrically the antenna will be the rubber duck plus the rat tail. Putting it on the ground lug makes the antenna the rubber duck, radio chassis and then the rat tail. MFJ 18xx antenna literature quotes different math for making ground lug counterpoises, for instance.

    Still. I wonder if it'd help on 6m..
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I would really hate to see the size of "mousie" that would have "mousie tails" suited for an AM broadcast tower installation... :eek::eek:


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