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[TowerTalk] Advantages of vertical arrays

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Advantages of vertical arrays
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 21:44:48 -0500
At 01:47 AM 3/20/01 -0800, Tom Osborne wrote:
>I've been thinking of going to verticals here also.  When working
>contests on 10 or 20, it gets tiresome turning the beam all the
>time.  I have a 3 element 40 meter array and it's neat to be able
>to switch any one of 6 directions just by throwing a switch.  I
>wish I had a 3 element vertical on every band.  73

Try a stack of 2-element yagis (like the Force 12 C-3) -- most often, you
don't even have to turn it for the Caribbean or the rest of the off the
back locations... and I suspect they deliver more signal off the back than
an array like that would deliver head on (due to ground reflection gain, in

73, Pete N4ZR
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