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Ground Radials for Vertical Antennas

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4pqwfvBUgU .  This is post 2236 in a continuing series of  simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to N0KTZ for this excellent introduction to the theory and practice of making radials for vertical antennas.  A good ground radial or counterpoise system is necessary for your vertical antenna to operate at maximum efficiency.  Well-done, easily understood tutorial. Here are some general comments from N0KTZ: "Make your vertical antennas more efficient by making ground radials the appropriate length. I use an easy wire jig for sizing and tuning one set of 15 radials to work for 20, 40 (and ~80) meter ham bands. IMO: The best is to have separate sets of radials cut to a 1/4 wavelength. I’m building all of my portable vertical HF antennas as Quick Deployment/MULTI-BAND use for Parks On The Air activations, remote camping, field day setups, HOA antenna restric