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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] 160 Antenna for NAQP...
From: (Chris BONDE)
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 14:27:11 -0800

 From what I have read I agree with you.
However, if you modify the low above ground 75m antenna from a flat top to 
an inverted V then, I think that the antenna radiates similar to a 
vertical.  I have a loaded dipole (total length about the same as 40m 
dipole) with the apex 21ft above the ground, ends about 15ft, oriented 
about NE to SW.  Where I am, Alaska is broadside of my antenna.  I have 
been told numerous times that I 'always boom' into AK.  I have worked about 
4 different station there including a QRP10.  Now the other broadside would 
be to the US East Coast.  I have worked WV, MD, DE FL etc.  Off the ends I 
have worked CA, HI, &  ON QU. My power is only 100w SB on 75m.

I donot know but I tried what I had and it seems to work.  Over a year I 
also WASed.

Chris opr VE7HCB

At 08:19 PM 2002-01-01 +0000, Tom Osborne wrote:
> wrote:
> > Marginal performance.  If you do this antenna, it should be >oriented N 
> to S to give you best results for west coast contacts.
>I may be wrong, but I don't think it makes any difference which
>way the antenna is oriented if it's only 70 feet off the ground.
>Most of the RF is shooting straight up in the air anyway.  That
>height would be the equivalent of having a 10 meter antenna about
>5 feet off the ground.  73 and HNY
>Tom W7WHY

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