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    antenna question

    i have this ground plane antenna similar to this ...



    turns out the antenna is 20 meter .

    now my question is , if i remove the steel whip and replace it with a 102' whip will i have changed the antenna to 11 meter ?

    have a laugh , i understand can i use copper instead of steel ? i appreciate your help , thanks

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    Wish I knew but I expect you know a LOT more about this stuff than I do. You could try it and see I guess just be quick when keying down to test.

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    you will need 1/4 wave length ground elements for a 1/4 wave vertical . that's 108 inches on the CB band .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOTY MONSTER View Post
    you will need 1/4 wave length ground elements for a 1/4 wave vertical . that's 108 inches on the CB band .
    could i just add a chunk of steel sheeting or would it have to be 108x108 ?

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    No he means the 4 ground plane rods need to be 108" as well as the top whip section I would suppose. It might be easier to just buy a new antenna. You may be able to fab it up to work, booty monster what is the best way to go about this in your opinion??

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