Re: Gound mounted Vert. question


From: Tom (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 20:58:50 CST

Hi All,
This seems like a fairly simple approach, if in fact I'm understanding it
correctly. Perhaps I need a bit of clarification, though.

  Is laying one seven conductor ribbon the same as laying seven separate
radials? So then, if you were to put four of these ribbons down, would you
have 28 radials? I guess I'm getting hung up on thinking that because they
(the seven conductors in the ribbon) are so close to each other they would
act as one conductor.

Thanks for a great and very informative thread!

Tom McCulloch

-----Original Message-----
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To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: Gound mounted Vert. question

> writes:
><< I like St. Louis Radials fabricated from flat computer cable. All seven
> conductors are cut to the same length. The ribbons attach to the antenna
> feedpoint with alligator clips. This system places a lot of wire/metal
> under the vertical where it can do some good. I use the same ribbon radial
> dimension (cut for lowest operating frequency) for all bands on the same
> antenna.
> >>
>Hi All,
> I have to agree with Dave on this one. After constructing the SL Radials
>and using them with the STP Vertical I am a believer. These are easy to
>deploy and recoil, plus they do not tangle easy either. This was an easy
>combination to get working too.
>73, Skip Davis NC9O
>FT K2 #0065

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