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Re: Ground Plane/ Volumetrically Inefficient Secondary?

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/26/02 3:10:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com

> What about the magnetic effect the ground plane- might  it not be better to
> use
> a star-shaped ground plane rather than a solid sheet of metal or foil to
> prevent induced current from flowing in the ground plane and causing energy
> losses?

To minimize the eddy currents in a ground plane, many folks have used wire to
form a 3-4ft diameter wheel of 50-250 spokes, with the TC centered on the hub.
Matt D.