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[TowerTalk] Lining up Antenna Elements

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lining up Antenna Elements
From: (Larry Burke)
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 06:11:20 -0500

Before this goes the route of True North, polishing elements, etc., let me
clarify that the intent of the question was never to get better RF
performance. I'm after asthetics... neighbors are patient enough with three
monobanders at 80'.... no need to make them question mechanical integrity
they could infer from seeing elements in all different directions. Thanks to
all for ideas!

Larry WI5A

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>I sort of wish you hadn't given away the secret. It is much more
>fun to read about all the agony people go through to get
>alignment of elements.
>>Don't worry too much about it.  The "alignment" is for your eyes
>only.  The
>>elements may be off horizontal alignment by as much as 30
>degrees, or more,
>>before it will affect anything related to the antenna pattern.
>Maybe the thing to do is suggest that the "modelers" among us run
>their models and tell us exactly where the RF effects begin. Most
>of us know where the psychological degradation begins as the
>elements move away from perfect alignment.

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