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## [TowerTalk] Hex Beam

 To: [TowerTalk] Hex Beam bravo@iol.ie (John Tait) Fri, 1 Jun 2001 23:06:44 +0100
 ```----- Original Message ----- Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Hex Beam > How would Figure the size of the Poles To use To Make A Hex Beam 2 El 75 > 80 m would work good and 40m 30m that way all bands could be covered > easily > I have 160 already in the works. Well ... If you look at each half of each element as an equilateral triangle, with the poles running parallel to two sides of this triangle, then for example, on 40m... 234/7.1mHz = 33ft = 1/4 w/l on 7mHz so, two sides of your triangle are 33/2 = 16 1/2ft each So, your poles should be 16 1/2ft each, PLUS enough to get a nice bend on the pole to tension the elements... I would guess poles about 18 or 19ft long should be OK for 40m.. 73 John EI7BA > List Sponsor: Are you thinking about installing a tower this summer? Call us for information on our fabulous Trylon Titan self-supporting towers - up to 96-feet for less than \$2000! at 888-833-3104 www.ChampionRadio.com ----- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/FAQ/towertalk Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com ```
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