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Tower interaction with vertical dipoles Feb 19th, 02:05 2 396 on 19/2/14

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Tower interaction with vertical dipoles W4DNR on 19/2/14
I have a 145 foot Rohn 45 tower that has insulated guys, but the base is in concrete with no insulator. The tower is between my hamshack and the garage /driveway, so little opportunity for proper radials. I wonder if I could suspend a trap dipole vertically from 145 feet, 6 feet off the face of the tower .

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Technology/tis/info/pdf/9207035.pdf

The tower should be resonate below 160 meters, so would it absorb RF ?

How would you decouple a ground mounted tower ? With 1/4 wave wires near each leg and grounded at the bottom ?

Anyone tried such a scheme ?

Don W4DNR

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