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[quote:7a2156fb46]If I can’t lay radials symmetrically, would I be better off not using them at all, but rather, focus on a good grounding rod system? I have two eight-foot rods now, and I could probably go as high as eight arond the mast[/quote:7a2156fb46]
I don’t know what a “sub-optimal” asymetric radial pattern would do. There may be some RF wizards on this forum who can model this.
[quote:7a2156fb46]Very good idea, actually i wonder if there fence line is copper and if it would be suitable for radials.. heck you could hire the fence guy to run you 60 or so radials say 30 foot long, and it could probably be done quickly and not cost to much and i would actually be willing to hire some one for a few hours to gun me a killer gound radial system… [/quote:7a2156fb46]
I don’t know whether or not 30 feet is the appropriate length for the radials with a Part 15 antenna. I would assume that the length of the radial, relative to the antenna length would have an impact on the AM signals propagation characteristics. (Like how far out it will go.) There was some discussion of the appropriate length in another thread on this forum some time ago. Sorry, but I can’t remember when and I can’t point you to it.