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[TowerTalk] tilted boom

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Subject: [TowerTalk] tilted boom
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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 16:47:14 -0600
How many elements?
How long is the boom?

The longer the boom, the narrower the pattern 
in the vertical plane.  At .35 WL, the vertical pattern
is usually +/- 50 degrees at the 3 dB point.

Look at your vertical pattern and see how much you
lose from a 15 to 20 degree tilt.

de  Tom  N4KG

On Fri, 02 Mar 2001 "Lane Zeitler" <> writes:
> I have a homebrew quad. The boom is angled down a little. when you 
> look at 
> it from the side view the director side of the boom is pointing down 
> towards 
> the ground by maybe 15 to 20 degrees. I am wondering if I should try 
> and fix 
> this. Is this hindering performance (in theory)? On the air 
> performance is 
> outstanding but I am curious. It bothers me that it points down. It 
> is only 
> 35 feet high at the boom.
> Lane
> Ku7i
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