Bill Fisher - W4AN wrote:
> I had K5RC up to my shack yesterday. One of Tom's suggestions was to
> put up a flat top dipole for 80M in addition to my 4-square. I have
> enough tower to put my newest tower up to 100+ feet and string a dipole
> between the towers at about 70' on one tower and 100' on the other. The
> broadside of the dipole would look over a 250' dropoff and should act
> higher than it would actually be.
> My question... Do any of you 4-square owners have flat top dipoles up in
> addtition to your 4-square? Is it advantageous? How much of the time?
The Contest station I get to play with is at VE6SV
He has a number of Dipoles for 80 M and a 4 Square phased array for 80 M
Each plays the conditions a bit different so will select the best
antenna to work a given station . In close the dipoles seem to work a
better but on most long haul DX and Europe the 4 Square wins hands down
most of the time.
You might want to send Gord a message to get more details on his
setup his email address is " firstname.lastname@example.org "
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