>> Last question is, would anyone care to guess what the surface area
>> would be for a 15M 6 element monobander on a 38 ft boom would be.
>> Estimates are OK.
>> TNX & 73 Denis, W4DC
de Kurt, Ni6W:
>I get a different area than the one cited by KJ6Y for the KLM 615 36' 3"
>If the boom is 3" dia by 36' the effective area is 6.5 SqFt. If the boom is
>2" dia (as in my KLM manual) the area is 4.5 Sq Ft.
Some confusion may be caused by the fact that KLM has two models of 6EL 15m
beam, one with a 3-inch boom, and a light-duty one with a 2-inch boom. They
both have about the same boom length, 36 feet. The heavy one uses the
bigger insulators and fatter elements built kinda like their 20m elements.
The 2-inch boom model has skinnier elements, like on their 10m beam.
Jim Rafferty used to refer to the KLM -LD model as "the really, really,
light-, light-, light-duty model."
I can verify it is a noodle, but it works very well.
73, Glenn K6NA
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