I’ve been scratching my head for years how to model an appropriate ground with my ground mounted Vertical Antenna radials.
I’d like to thank Sigi, DG9BFC for clearing this up for me.
NOTE: I like to draw a small feedpoint in all my HF antenna models, like a 5cm length of wire where my “source” (coax) is connected to. Particularly useful for fan dipoles and for making other adjustments. I’ve left that part out for simplicity on this How To since I’m trying to make this super easy.
After much research, I’ve managed to get the price to under £30 for USA, an additional £10 for Canada with Russia and Australia incurring extra costs. I’m doing this shipping at cost folks via a tracked parcel. You can buy shipping cheaper – but with horror stories I’m afraid.
- Still a hugely economical antenna for what you get.
PS Postage for USA is only £30 using MyHermes for delivery to OCS in UK and on to United Parcels Service for local delivery in USA.
Experience is suggesting that due to the low price, no customs or duty should be paid when it lands your end for most countries (although I can’t guarantee that – although my shipping people tell me it’s under the threshold).