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[TowerTalk] 40m Yagi @ 66' vs 92'

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 40m Yagi @ 66' vs 92'
From: (David Clemons)
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 17:01:08 -0500 (EST)
Hi Wayne,

        At various times (in Massachusetts) I have had a Cushcraft 402CD 
at 66 feet and at 90/95 feet.  There is a big difference at this 
location.  At 66 feet I was opening 40 meters before anyone around me, 
but after about an hour (when the band really began to open), signal 
strength (both receive and transmit) really dropped.  At 90 or 95 feet, I 
don't open any quicker than other locals, but I don't experience any drop 
in signal strength.

        I don't know exactly how the propagation differences between MA 
and W9-land would affect this analysis, but given the two choices here, the
90+ feet is a clear winner.

73, Dave Clemons K1VUT

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