> Assume you have a guyed 80' mast (not a tower).
> What would be the best wire antenna you would put on it, for 40m Dxing
I'd use a dipole or an inverted V with the legs pulled out as flat as
Keep in mind 80 feet is a really good height for all around DX
If you use a loop, you lower the mean height of the array and raise
the wave angle. You will actually decrease the gain at useful angles!
If you use a vertical, you will do better in some direction and worse
than others compared to the dipole.
If you use a collinear, you will give up too many azimuth directions.
By far a dipole is the best all around DX solution, or better yet two
at right angles.
73, Tom W8JI
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