Radial plate for vertical antennas
- 84 Radial
- 3 mm stainless steel
- maximum internal width 170mm
- external size maximum of 400mm
- Ca. 2 kg of weight
The performance of a vertical antenna largely depends on the quality of the counterweight. This quality is determined by the type, number and length of the radials. Put simply, here is the following: "a lot helps", the more there is and the longer the better. But how do you get many wires to a common mass point of the antenna? A radial plate is used here.
The WiMo radial plate was designed by experienced competitors who often use vertical and 4 square in the race in real conditions and know the requirements of such a system. The radial plate is made of 3mm thick stainless steel and offers 84 holes to connect the radials. Although stainless steel does not offer the best electrical conductivity, this material represents the best trade-off between stability, weather resistance and electrical properties. Copper or brass would not be a good medium or long-term solution, especially when used on or in salt water.
A vertical mounting bracket on the radial plate is used to mechanically lock the plate to the floor or radiator. The hole in the middle offers space for pipes up to 170mm thick, the holes on the corner allow the use of a U bracket with width 50 or 60mm. In addition, there is a receptacle for a coasive flangiata bush to which a power line can be mechanically mounted safely. The supply includes 20 sets of screws with elastic washers and scraping discs, so you can start immediately. Additional sets of screws, U-mounts, etc. are available as an option. The indestructible WiMo radial plate has a maximum diameter of ca. 40cm and weighs. 2 kg