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Running Radials the Easy Way - Sew What?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KJ5XX, Oct 30, 2009.

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  1. WA4LZC

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    Would I get better results ground mounting the Tarheel and would I have to have a radial system???
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    Probably not, and when ground mounted, you'd need a better radial system!

    Better than the Tarheel would be to go to a larger antenna (taller) which will be more efficient and provide more bandwidth without re-tuning. The Tarheel requires a re-tune almost every time you change frequencies, even if you only change by 20-30 kHz on the lower bands (up to about 20m).

    Any antenna that is that narrow banded is "too short" to work well, but of course with good propagation you can always make contacts anyway. One of the miracles of propagation!:)
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