In a message dated 5/21/00 3:09:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
[email protected] writes:
<< My point however is that the "small ant" at Puckeridge can only be
described as a vertical with top loading,and that it will radiate as such and
in no other way. >>
How can it _not_ radiate some other way? The top loading is not symmetrical.
It is a second antenna grafted onto the vertical section. Plot out the
current flow, sketch a few vectors...yes, the radiation pattern will be
distinctly different from a plain vertical.
What I'd really like to see here are signal reports from more distant
listeners in various directions to see if the reported anomaly holds for
other takeoff angles, and also a few figures on how the equivalent input
power was determined, if possible.