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How To Install Ham Antenna Ground Radials. Post #1517.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN0NVGqtKQ. Those of us who use vertical antennas for our ham radio stations know the importance of having a good ground radial system.  Ground radials supply "the missing half" of our quarter wavelength vertical antennas and make those antennas more efficient. Installing ground radials can be quite a task, especially if you want more than the bare minimum ground radial system.  In this video, Rich Rodgers uses an electric edger to dig  fairly straight groves to lay his radial wires.  You may want to keep the wires flat with plastic lawn staples available at many hardware stores.  This seems to be a good way to install ground radials. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. httt://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each

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

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN0NVGqtKQ. 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. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites, http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. http://ww

How to Install Ham Antenna Ground Radials. Post #1091.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN0NVGqtKQ. One of the more tedious chores in building an efficient, effective HF vertical antenna is the creation of a ground radial or counterpoise system. Putting in such a system is often time consuming and and frustrating.  In this video from Rich Rogers, we see how a simple edger can help you lay out a buried radial system that will increase the efficiency of your HF vertical.  Each groove takes about 10 minutes to dig.  Ground or lawn staples will make sure your radial wires stay in the ground.  A good weekend project that will improve the performance of your HF vertical antenna. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com. http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs ). Other sites of