Dan Levin writes:
> 2) Stack them at optimum spacing, but have the lower antenna always point
> stateside. This results in about 10.6 dBi modeled gain.
> I realize that this is one of those unanswerable questions of philosophy,
> but I'd be interested in input. Remember that I am a 6 - so leaving one
> antenna at 70 degrees means it will always be pointed the right way for
> stateside contacts.
That is what you want to do.
I find this any easy question to answer - I think that having
antennas pointed in diffrent directions to the the best thing you
can do -- in fact if I am not beaming in more than one direction
duirng most contest about 90% of the time I feel I am
not doing the right thing.
In the 10m contest I had the following antennas.
1. A stack of four 5 ele monobanders 140/100/60/30 feet.
The top one rotates and the bottom three are fixed on Europe
Europe is also the smae direction as the NE USA.
The switching is such that I can run 140' or 100' or the
60'/30' pair as choices - andy any mix of them.
2. A TH-7 at 60' - rotates. Mostly fixed to the SE.
3. A TH-7 at 70' - rotates. Mostly pointed to the SW or NW.
I hooked these thre antennas up to a stackmatch switch.
Most of the contest I had RF going to ALL the antennas.
I would rotate the 140' antenna as needed depending on the
time of day etc.
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