[AMRadio] do not ground tower


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jun 14 06:08:07 EDT 2006


SHUNT FEED works fine with a grounded tower.

That is what I used on 160m at one time and it worked 
very well.

A grounded tower is safer.

4K

> I recommend not grounding the tower. Makes it harder
> to load up. Find a good ceramic insulating base like
> you're supposed to have, and the correct guy wire
> insulators spaced to minimize interaction with the
> radiating element, the tower.
> 
> Here, you can see how we tried it the other way and I
> just couldn't get the loading to set.
> 
> http://wa3vjb.amham.com/pics/Garden.jpg
> 
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