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[TowerTalk] Vertical vs. Low Beam?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical vs. Low Beam?
From: (Hank Kahrs)
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 07:33:03 -0600
>From: Doug Brandon <>
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical vs. Low Beam?
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>Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 10:07:20 -0800 (PST)
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>I've been using a roof mounted HF6V vertical (at about 16') for the 
>past 5 years with reasonable results.  I'm currently looking into putting 
>up a tower, but in the meantime I'm curious if a roof mounted beam
>(say a Force C3/C4 or Cushcraft A4) at around 20' - 25' would do any
>better than the vertical.  
>I know the rule of thumb with beams is "higher is better", but what is 
>the minimum height at which I can expect reasonable results?  or at
>least better results than the vertical?
>Comments appreciated,
>  73 de Doug, N6RT

Dont think of antenna height but instead think wavelengths.  Dig in to the
ARRL Antenna Manual and find the table with the elevation patterns of a
horizontal dipole as a function of  wavelengths.  Add to that the gain of
the yagi and you will see it's all a function of wavelength.

73, Hank/K2UVG

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