Thanks for listening, TX running now.
Re. Ant, you asked if improvement could be due to
smaller loading coil. I dont think so ,total loss is 35ohms of which coil
loss is about 5ohms, so reduction of 20% is only 1ohm not really
significant. I belive the explanation is in the lossy capacitor which the ground
represents, by spreading the current out over as much ground as possible these
losses are reduced.(lots of lossy caps in parallel=a less lossy larger
capacitor.)Point is it works. Of course some ground is more lossy than other
ground I belive my Clay is very bad,perhaps on good ground this effect would not
be so well marked.
You Ant. proposal seems good ,the 400 ft top will
ensure almost linear current in the vert. section and since it covers a
lot of ground should result in reasonably low ground loss,in fact it will
probably be better than the Ant. I am currently using since the wire is in a
straight line. Hope you see something tonight.