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Where to point antennas in storm?

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Subject: Where to point antennas in storm?
From: (Roman S Makuch)
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 20:29:36 PST
On Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:46:57 -0400 (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 
>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,
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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