Thursday, August 6, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Do small tuned counterpoises work with HF vertical antennas? Post #510.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please enter this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/9yARhBgi020. Intriguing video from Peter (VK3YE), who  replaced his long radials for his 17/20 meter vertical antenna with "small tuned counterpoises." Peter says he had success with the project and feels the smaller, "tuned" counterpoises worked very well.  Vertical antennas need a ground radial or counterpoise system to work properly, since the radials supply the missing half of the vertical antenna.  Of course, a location near the ocean always helps. I've been in similar situations where I just ran my few radials (around 4) directly into the ocean.  I always had good reports from such an arrangement.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).