I believe in using EZNEC (and similar programs) to model antennas in order to
get a guestimate as to how the antenna will work. But I question the
accuracy of such programs. Such as: can EZNEC or similar modeling programs
accurately determine which quad array: 1/4 waves, 1/2 waves, or 5/8 waves...
will outperform the other in real life? Again, I am not against using EZNEC
for a general idea of how an antenna array might work. But I have a serious
problem believing EZNEC has all the answers and much prefer to hear or read
about actual side-by-side antenna comparisons. I believe it's the difference
between "projected performance" and "actual real life performance". Thanks
Steve for 3 great "Antenna Comparison Reports".
Best regards and great DX'ing/Contesting. Richard- K9OM
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