> They suggest that the applicant pursue less obtrusive antennas such as "flat
> panels, small dishes, and shorter monopoles without cross elements" (whatever
> that means).
It seems that the pannel is not informed on the frequencies you are
oprating on and the antenna requirements for sucessfull/efficient
operation. It would seem to me that if this was explained in terms of
being able to communicate outside a disaster area (i.e. outside the
affected area after an earthquake), and the antennas necessary for this
type of communication it might change their tune. I used to live in CA
and earthquakes are something most everyone understands.
They are telling you to use a dish and a dipole on 2M! Show them a dish
for 2M that will give you the same gain as that yagi and they'll let you
have the beam!
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