This list is a treasure trove!
Until now, I've always had to look for a hamfest or swapmeet for access to
so many experienced hams.
I didn't see any special list for antenna talk, is that subject "on-topic"
here? If so, I would sure like to hear some opinions on whether or not my
reasoning for planning a 40 meter quad is sound. I seem to remember some
text in the fifties saying that a quad has a lower angle of radiation for
the same height relative to a yagi and that the quad can copy signals that a
yagi can't due to its' "quiet" nature. Unfortunately, I can't find much
quad literature to support these recollections. Aside from the ARRL Antenna
books and small sections on quads in most antenna manuals, the only book I
have now is "The Quad Antenna" by Bob Haviland, W4MB. I know Bill Orr wrote
something like "All About Quads" decades ago, but I can't find it now and I
would hope that more books have been written since the fifties.
So .... any thoughts, comments on quads for 40m and/or books about quads
that I've missed?
Best Regards & 73s
Frank Brady - W0ECS
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