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Old 10-16-2017, 7:44 AM
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If ground straps help create a ground plane, why not install them on the rack like is done with mirrors?
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If ground straps help create a ground plane, why not install them on the rack like is done with mirrors?
It helps with grounding, it won't create a ground plane if there isn't one already there. DC grounds and RF grounds can be different beasts. Also, it would still require a half wave antenna, like the trucks use on their mirrors.
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I have never seen a 17 foot tall antenna on a truck. 468 / 27.2 = 17.2 feet that ought to be close. Did you mean a 4 or 5 foot tall antenna with a 1/2 length of wire wrapped around it?

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I have never seen a 17 foot tall antenna on a truck. 468 / 27.2 = 17.2 feet that ought to be close. Did you mean a 4 or 5 foot tall antenna with a 1/2 length of wire wrapped around it?

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