The viariations of this array (sloping dipole, K8UR, 4X array, and K3LR) are
a step up from most antennas on 40/80/160. But as K3LR and KC1XX are
finding a high rotatable 2 el beam (or bigger) is as good if not better!
One additional configuration in the N4SU half loop array that is memtioned
in the ON4UN books.
My 2 el short cushcraft beats 4 squares on 40 almost anytime. I still have
not heard of anyone trying the
G4ZU/W9PNE modified X beam on 80 or 75. The models on my 12 meter X beam
show almost 5 (7.1DBi) on 12 and I break pile ups
easily with 300 watts...I worked most of my 306 countries there barefoot
with 100W. So I assume the X beam using the W9PNE design from the ARRL
ANtenna Compendium Vol 1 will or exceed the shorty beams. Plus there is NO
Wish I had room and the proper tower...Maybe I 'll strap one to a tall tree
and figure a way to electronically rotate it!
73 Dave K4JRB
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