>But even a small tribander at 25 feet
>will be more fun than you can believe.
Don't forget the 2 element Quad when considering low-height antennas.
You can put up a single quad that will cover 20-17-15-12-10 meters.
At least from my experience, the quad will out-perform a triband yagi,
especially at lower antenna heights. You have to work a little harder
to extract optimum performance out of a quad vs. a tribander, but the
results should be well worth the effort.
I'm currently considering replacing my KLM 7 element Log Periodic with
a 20 meter monoband yagi at 75 feet and adding a 2 element quad for
17-15-12-10 meters on a side mount at around 50 feet. Anyone have
any thoughts, or suggestions? It's been 20 years since my last quad
and I still remember how well that antenna performed.
I would like to improve performance primarily on 20 meters and feel
that a second antenna to cover the higher bands would add flexibility
to my two-transceiver station. The Log Periodic has been a good antenna,
but performs no better than an average 3 element yagi with fair F/B.
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