No, Jock !Jock Elliott wrote: ↑Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:27 am Andrew,
That looks great! Thanks for the hard work.
I presume the coax to the antenna counts as the vertical part of the T?
The antenna is made using three wires, two wires forming the horizontal "arms" at the top and a wire forming the vertical portion of the antenna and dropping down from the horizontal wires junction to (near) ground, at that point, you'll either install a ground stake or a number of on ground radial wires (same length as the horizontal ones at top, number between two and whatever you can afford); between the vertical wire and the ground stake (or radials) you connect your BalUn and from there you start the coax going to the station; to be more clear, here's how the antenna is made (no masterpiece of art )
the horizontal wires and the vertical one are connected together at top to form a "T", at bottom of the vertical wire you connect your balun, one side to the vertical antenna wire, another side to the ground stake or, if you can use radials, to the radials (don't use both, either the stake or the radials), the radials, if used will be laid on ground and should be more or less symmetrical, at minimum use two radials aimed as the top horizontal section, otherwise just hammer down a stake in ground and connect it; the difference will be in terms of gain, it will be somewhat higher if using radials, lower if using the stake
hope it's clear now, if not just ask !