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thanks for the advice ken. i have a fluke 117 multimeter that i am using to check the tuning. i’m pretty confident that i tuned the resonance properly i got it set to exactly 13v with no modulation.
would grounding into my building’s electrical system in addition to having a radial setup have a negative effect on the radial pattern? is the goal to have as much grounded metal as possible or to have a specific size and pattern under the antenna?
unfortunately i am in a city and my building doesn’t have any grass/soil around it. any ideas on some other way to get to earth ground or to simulate it? what about an ‘artificial ground plane’ for cb radio?