In a message dated 4/5/01 12:54:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< At 02:33 PM 4/5/01 +0100, Bill Tippett wrote:
>P.S. Personally, I would go with a driven system (Comtek) if I were
>using full-size dipoles...you only need 4 instead of 5 and the results
>are more predictable using a forced system IMHO.
Actually, the parasitic systems work fine with 4 or even three dipoles,
although the beamwidth increases proportionately. Wx0B and I are arguing
offline about which system shows better F/B and gain in modeling...
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that the tower in the center of
such an array can play a significant role, at least as reflected in the
currents that flow on it. I'm not sure what experience has been with the
effect of a tower in the center of a 4-square.
73, Pete N4ZR
Why not use a telephone pole? k7gco
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