Vertical Antenna Gain Plot

I have embarked on a vertical antenna project and will be covering the steps in several articles starting here…

This will be treated a bit like an engineering project with the following steps:

  • Refine requirements
  • Prepare Bill of Materials
  • Select location in yard
  • Water drill hole for mounting pipe
  • Prepare area around pipe to counter sink radial ground system
  • Specify and build monopole for one band
  • Attach monopole to ground pipe and wire
  • Specify and perform testing of feed point impedance vs. number of radial wires with first monopole
  • On air tests
  • Conclusions

I hope this might be useful to folks.

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