Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Part 2 - Ham Radio Antenna Radials. Post #677


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/zV4Li_G4Vo.  This is part 2 of a tutorial on the use of ground radials in a vertical antenna system.  "Hamradiocrazy" continues his explanation by emphasizing the importance of a ground radial system in maintaining the efficiency and increasing the performance of a ground mounted vertical antenna--in this case, a Hustler 4BTV HF vertical antenna. The video shows how to make a solid connection to the DX Engineering ground plate and how to pin the ground radial wires in place. This video shows six, 45-feet/13.1 meter radial wires connected to the ground plate at the bottom of the vertical. In the case of ground-mounted verticals, the more radials the better, although conventional wisdom suggests that 32 radials cut to a .2 wavelength is the point of diminishing returns.  The video is clear, easy to understand, and covers most of the practical issues involved with the installation of a ground radial system. 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 email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JERM).