The stack won't always be stronger, even if everything
is working perfectly. It depends alot on the angle of
the incoming signal. If its very low angle, you don't
want to be splitting things between the higher beam,
which is at the right height, and the lower one which
isn't. It will only detract from the signal strength.
Keep playing with it under lots of conditions, including
early band openings, mid opening and late. It can
make quite a difference.
And keep us posted.
73, Howard WZ6Z
> From: Scott Francois <email@example.com>
> To: TOWERTALK <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
> Subject: STACKING ??? HELP
> Date: Sunday, February 09, 1997 9:09 AM
> THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES AHEAD OF TIME. MY NAME IS SCOTT-W9SF.
> HERE IS MY QUESTION:
> KT34XA AT 90FT.
> ANOTHER KT34XA 33FT. DOWN ON THE TOWER (57FT FROM GROUND)
> DUNESTAR WX0B STACK MATCH
> BOTH POINTED AT EU
> I DID SOME SIGNAL REPORTS IN TO EU ON 20MTRS. AND WAS NOT REAL HAPPY WITH
> THE FINDINGS. THE HIGH BEAM ALWAYS HAD A MIN. OF 1-2 S UNITS BETTER
> THE TWO OF THE STACKED. SAME FINGINGS ON 15MTRS.
> NOW TWO OF THE GUY WIRES ARE CLOSE THE THE FRONT END OF THE LOW BEAM.
> THE GUYS ARE INSULATED FROM TOWER.
> ANY IDEAS? I HAVE NEVER STACKED BEFORE AND NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT BUT I
> DID EXPECT THE STACK TO HAVE A BETTER SIGNAL THAN THE HIGH BEAM.
> THANKS AGN DE W9SF SCOTT (NORTHERN BLACK HOLE)
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