In a message dated 97-06-23 20:09:42 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Casey
> Hi All... This is part two of my little tower project. I am looking at
> putting a roof mounted tower that would get my antenna up about 50
> feet. I am looking at a C3S and C4SXL for the antenna. My questions:
> 1. The optimum height for the C4SXL should be at least 70 feet. If I
> only put it up 40-50 feet will the performance be so minimal that I
> would have better luck with my Butternut vertical ?
NO. Optimum is relative. You go with what you've got. You'll have more
fun with the C-4 at 40-50 feet than you thought possible. Leave the Butternut
up for those really low angle signals plus doing A-B tests between the two
will be very revealing.
> 2. I assume the 2 elements on the C4SXL is better than 1 element on the
> C4 or does it make a difference at this height.
You can never have too many elements or too much gain.
> 3. Should I scrap this idea and put up a C3 or C3S and use the vertical
> for the high bands ?
I think you mean lowbands. Install the C-4. See previous comments.
Go for it!! You won't be disappointed.
73, Steve KLXC
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