In a message dated 7/27/01 5:22:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com
> So you see, stacking distance has absolutely nothing to do with
> boom length! Optimum stacking distance is a function of how
> narrow the original pattern is....or where the minor lobes are that
> you want to get rid of.
> The narrower each
> antennas pattern, the wider stacking distance becomes. It has
> nothing at all to do with boom length.
> 73, Tom W8JI
and narrower antenna pattern has nothing to do with (longer) boom length?
Some contradiction going on here (again).
Isn't it a bit farfetched to compare stacked dipoles (zero boom) to typical
multielement antenna (bigger boom, bigger gain/narrower pattern, etc.)
With stacked Razors (1.2 wave booms) I used about 1.2 wave spacing, based on
experiences of others, mainly VHF crowd (no software back then), worked like
the fine tuned Stradivarius.
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