[AMRadio] Laws of Physics Repealed

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Fri Oct 23 19:17:56 EDT 2015

I have never used any vertical antennas except for a 2mtr mobile. That 
one went from a 5/8s Larson to a ball mounted co-linear one.

It was the only way to get to the home QTH area from where I worked at 
the time.

I wouldn't have the ability to put up a "real" 160mtr nor 75mtr 
vertical, and all the necessary ground radials to make an effective antenna.

We've seen all the nonsense that is sold to whomever wants to buy it.

I haven't seen anyone with a twisted arm going into an emporium nor 
ordering the same garbage online.

The simple line from the Forest Gump Movie, "Stupid is as stupid does.", 
applies more and more during this time in society.

One could use a tower with an insulated base to attempt to make a usable 
vertical.  The same ground radial system is still necessary.

Just a plain shame that getting a license doesn't require knowing 
antennas and having to build your own!  That process teaches more than 
simply laying your money down and walking out the door with something 
you don't understand squat about.

Regards, Bob - N0DGN

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