At 09:30 PM 7/22/01 -0400, Tom Rauch wrote:
>> I have no space for more than what I have up now.
>> My linear loaded F12 rotatable dipole @ 149 feet beats almost everyone in
>> the contest pileups to anywhere in the world.
>The secret is the height, not the antenna. I always wonder though
>why so many manufacturers use linear loading.
Well, Tom's right, of course, if you only need to work in one direction and
you have the supports for wire beams or quads. Even a dipole gets the
ground reflection gain. There are a number of W6s who are using the M2 80m
yagi with loading coils replacing the linear loading, and report greatly
improved pattern and performance.
73, Pete N4ZR
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