One of the simplest antennas to have, and to model, is the quarter-wave vertical. The radiator is about a quarter of a wavelength for the desired center frequency, and can be a wire, set or cage of wires, or a pole, typically made of aluminum. The vertical radiator is important, of course, but it can be no more than half the story. And, as we know, RF current is what makes RF waves.
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Should I chose a vertical or a horizontal HF antenna? - Amateur Radio Stack Exchange
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Forgot Password? After antennas, station grounding is probably the most discussed subject in amateur radio and it is also the one replete with the most misconceptions. The first thing to know is that there are three functions served by grounding in ham shacks: 1. Electrical Safety 2. Lightning Protection.
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