[AMRadio] do not ground tower


w9gt at comcast.net w9gt at comcast.net
Wed Jun 14 06:57:01 EDT 2006


I have used both shunt feed and sloping wire feed through a series capacitor on a grounded tower for 160M and it works wonderful!!  Just takes a little tinkering to get it right.

73,  Jack, W9GT

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com> 

> 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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