I’m planning to build a vertical GP antenna for 14 mhz and after some google search I have already some question without a clear answer, so I would appreciate very much some assessment from aerials experts!
Would be 3 radials enough or, would it be much better with 4?. You know how the things can complicate when wind and wires are together on the summits, but being so low over the ground, could be the difference (isolating the radials and the ground antenna system from the soil) significant?
I would set it up on a 6 m glass fiber mast. I’ve read f.i. at http://www.qsl.net/df3lp/projects/vertical/ that 0.25 lambda would be ok. (the antenna would be only 0.6-0.7m over the ground). High enough?
Would I have to put a 1:1 balun or RF choke? I’ve read that YES/ NO / IT DEPENDS is the right answer
Mikel (waiting for the rain to stop to have some carrots)