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[TowerTalk] Optimum Stacking Distance

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Optimum Stacking Distance
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Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 19:31:08 EDT
In a message dated 7/27/01 5:22:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 

> 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.

Yuri, K3BU

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