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[TowerTalk] True or Not True?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] True or Not True?
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Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 04:22:44 -0700
>In building a 1/2 wave dipole 4 SQR 40 meter array, the answer to this 
>question was critical in my understanding of why the positive side of the 
>dipole went up and why the distance between the tops of the dipoles (ends of 
>the positivie side) was critical in making the array a better performer. 
>Bringing the tips of the dipoles out away from one another and positioning 
>them over the feedpoints made the average spacing between elements improve 
>the array.  It also helped me understand why the bottom of the dipoles 
>(negaitive side) could be positioned to better fit my tower installation 
>without the distance between them being as critical.  Understanding 1/2 wave 
>dipole theory, as it pertained to where the antenna radiated most of it's 
>energy, was important.  In practice, moving the tips of the top of the 
>dipoles away from each other made the array better by improving the F/B and 
>making it more efficient,  explained by the radiation pattern of the 1/2 
>wave dipoles.  I think it was/is a good topic for TT.
tnx,  Paul.  It seem that, like Sears' auto batteries, hamdom's old 
wives' tales Die Hard.  


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