Bill Fisher - W4AN wrote:
> I have to question the logic of 8 10M yagis stacked vertically. Unless
> Matt is using hardline between the antennas for phasing lines, I would
> guess that much of the gain he gets with 8 yagis is lost in 8 very long
> feed lines.
1. The feed lines don't need to be much longer than normal.
2. Gain is not the only issue. Vertical pattern profile and receive
S/N also count. In EME arrays this is a major issue--you can realise
very little extra gain by going from 8 to 16 Yagis, but you can gain
receive S/N because the receive lobe is narrower.
Besides, like Hillary said: It's there!
Chris R. Burger
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