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## Where to point antennas in storm?

 To: Where to point antennas in storm? n2uck@juno.com (Roman S Makuch) Fri, 6 Sep 1996 20:29:36 PST
 ```On Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:46:57 -0400 fisher@hp-and2.an.hp.com (Tony Brock-Fisher) writes: >The answer is there's no simple answer. From the perspective of the >rotator, you'd want to point the antenna in a direction that results >in minimum rotating moment. Both the boom and the elements of a yagi >antenna have wind drag, and therefore both contribute to rotational >moment. If the boom is asymmetrically mounted (liek a KT-34XA), it can > >have substantial moment of it's own. To determine the direction >that gives you minimum moment, you need to calculate the drag as a >function >of angle for each of the elements and the boom, and add u all the >contributions. Such calculations are done in the W6QHS book I keep >plugging. Bottom line is it's different for each different antenna. > >-Tony, K1KP, fisher@hp-and2.an.hp.com > Don't forget that the wind direction changes as the hurricane passes. How quickly, depends on the distance from the eye. 73 de Roman S. Makuch, N2UCK ```
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