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[TowerTalk] Round vs. Flat

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Round vs. Flat
From: (Kurt Andress)
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 01:19:26 -0700
Guess my response to this got bounced by the semantics police....take two.

Barry wrote:
> Kurt,
> What exactly do those numbers mean? When the elements are
> braodside to the wind it's 11.5 and when parallel it's 4.1? Obviously
> not, but what number should be used when figuring how much to
> (over)load a tower?
> 73,
> Barry


I think you have it right, 11.5 with the antenna pointed into the wind 
(elements broadside), 4.1
with boom
broadside. The original post can be found in the archives, and I'm real sure 
that's what it meant.

As far as which one:
If you have a rotator control system that will always keep the boom broadside 
to the wind, and you
trust it to always do that, you might think about using the small number. 
Otherwise, use the big one.

73, Kurt, K7NV

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