I have a D3 dipole that has been used at two different locations.
1. At my "regular" qth where it was mounted about 10' above roofline
(about 35 to 40') above ground. Considering it IS a dipole, I was
extremely pleased with it's operation.
2. At present it is mounted at the apex of the attic in the condominium
we are presently living in (major renovation at the regular qth). I
would estimate the hgt is not more than 30'. Once again I am very
pleased with the performance.
Unless you have very good ground in your area feel that the D-3 would
outperform you vertical. It's not clear from you post how high the
antenna is above ground as compared to the roof.
Good luck with improving your station.
> Dear friends,
> I am having problems to raise a Cushcraft A4S beam in the building I live.
> The administrator said no for it. Right now I have on the roof a Cushcraft
> AV3 tribander vertical in a GP setup . It is good transmiting but it is
> very noisy. The noise on 10m is S5.
> I am starting to think about raising a tribander dipole like the Cushcraft
> D3. My question is.....Is it worth? Can I expect a better performace with a
> tribander dipole 25ft over the roof?
> Thanks and 73,
> Carlos PY4RO
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