Do small tuned counterpoises work with HF vertical antennas?

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This is post 2381 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Thanks to Australian ham Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this unique elevated counterpoise system for his HF vertical antenna.

According to Peter, the tuned counterpoise works fairly well.  You may want to use Peter's idea if your HF vertical has a poor ground radial system produced by limited space or deed restrictions.

Of course, Peter's location on the ocean shore does a lot to enhance his signal.

Here are a few comments from Peter:

Long radials are a hassle with vertical antennas. Can short tuned counterpoises work? Find out as I try a dual band 17/20 metre antenna at the beach.
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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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