At 02:52 PM 9/19/01 -0700, Paul McInnish - K4BET wrote:
>Gary... the array you are talking about was made by Hy-Gain... the boom was
>Rohn 45 (not 25) and the boom was longer than 64'... don't remember the
>We used Hughey's to put our up... the entire tower rotated for directivity.
>We (our units) used 'em in the same 'scenic' vacation spot you were in plus
>the Persian Gulf war.
>Had capabilities of running 10 kw on all frequencies... of course, I... uh
>we... never put the 'rig' on the ham bands... was not allowed in a battle
There is one of these, with the discone, at the FAA control center in
Leesburg, VA. Huge, but I betcha that on any discrete frequency band a
typical amateur monobander 2-stack would have significantly greater
performance. What they got was sdme gain over a very large frequency range.
As an aside, my best Vietnam War QSO was in 1967 when I was HL9TM. An F-4
pilot heard my American voice while outbound from Hanoi after a brief,
unfriendly visit there, and called me to ask for a phone patch while he
headed back to his carrier!
73, Pete N4ZR
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