Thanks for all the responses from all at towertalk
The general concensus is that the project is dead due to the interaction
of two yagis without enough spacing.
I would especially like to thank Tom N6BT - Force 12 West and Natan
W6XR/2 - Force 12 East for their multiple and rapid responses to my
original post. As I originally posted, I own a C4XL/d now and it works
great! Like most Hams, I wanted more! These guys and their support are
only one of the reasons I wanted to have another Force 12.
Along with many other responces (and thanks again), Nathan's pretty well
sums up my problem. I can't vision any feasible way to get 27' to 35'
of spacing needed from a 50' tower. I guess I'll just have to wait
another 35 years for another great tower deal to come along.
This is Natan's last post to me:
Natan Huffman wrote:
> Is it possible to get enough separation between the top C4XL and using a
> side arm mount, go with a C3 so you would then have a stack of two C3
> antennas? The minimum stacking distance should be about 35'. If you do
> this, and feed both antennas through a Dunestar box, the performance of the
> stack will actually be much better than the single 5 el. I have been using
> a stack of C3s , one at 85 and the other at 45 with very good results.
> In summary, I would not try to mount the 5 el 20 on the same tower as the
> C4XL.. Either go to a stack or start over with another approach. Perhaps
> using a 4BA along with a large 20/40 on the same boom.
> Sorry I could not be of more help.
> Natan W6XR/2
COULD NOT BE OF MORE HELP??????? Your help is worth the +$2000 I would
have spent on my hair-brained idea that would not have worked!
K0FR - Bob
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