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How to Install Ham Antenna Ground Radials. Post #1232.


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A ground radial or counterpoise system is necessary to get maximum performance from your HF vertical antenna.  Installing a ground radial system can take hours if you have to dig a small trench for each radial element. If you plan on having many radials, such as 16 to 32 buried wires, you could spend most of your weekend inserting wires into grooves and covering them up with earth.  In this video, Rich Rogers manages to install a basic ground radial system in about 10 minutes using an electric edger tool and tamping down the wire with his foot.  Plastic lawn staples can be used to hold down the wire until the grass grows back or soil covers the slit trench.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

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