Seeing your message title invoked the hope that a new but very much needed
direction was about to be taken within the towertalk reflector. After
reading some of the replies and learning about your station I can only wish
to be as fortunate. Believe me when I say, good luck to you and the fellow
Hams in your situation or better. It is nice to know stations with full size
antennas still exist
I feel your subject, Hams with small lots, is a good one and should be
considered as a topic for discussion. I don't think this group should try to
reinvent the wheel or antennas. But I am shore there are many proven to be
good antennas out there that have been long forgotten.Could this group
direct its interest to finding these forgotten small effective antennas?
As a side note my antenna area is 25 feet by 44 feet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David L. Thompson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 11:03 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] What about hams with small lots???
> I keep seeing 4 squares on 80 and 165 foot towers with stacked 3 el 40
> beams. Well I suspect that most don't have
> the real estate to use anything like this. What about effective
> for those of us on small lots (for those fortunate enough
> not to have antenna restrictions).
> I have tried over the years to put up good antennas on my 1/2 acre tree
> filled lot with a two story house in the middle. I think a large chunk
> hams on the reflector would like how to put together effective,
> stations that overcome the problems of interactions and RFI that I have
> into...Especially for those of us who are trying to work 160 to 10 or even
> VHF. I think 20 to VHF can be accomplished easy enough, but beyond a 2
> 40 how do we get antennas to put out a large signal on 40, 80 or 160 and
> be an alligator (no RX antenna).
> Then there is the problem of interaction with antennas all over the place.
> I have my ideas ...how about yours?
> Just my two cents...
> 73 Dave K4JRB
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