> And in my unscientific observations, having had yagis and now a
> 5-band, 2 element quad, I will be hard pressed to ever fool with yagis
> again (in my current qth, anyway). The quad is much quieter, in
> reference to both natural and manmade noise.
I wouldn't give up on yagi's for that reason, especially if there
isn't something making noise right below the antenna.
Perhaps your yagi had a defect in element balance, allowing the
tower and feedline to couple local noise to the antenna?
73, Tom W8JI
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