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[TowerTalk] Are higher HF antenna's really better?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Are higher HF antenna's really better?
From: (David O Hachadorian)
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 22:37:10 +0000
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 10:48:30 -1000 "Jim Reid" <>
> An excellent "book" on this subject was published
> in 1993 by LTA and the Radio Bookstore.  Book is by R. Dean
> Straw, N6BV,  titled "All the Right Angles".
> The book is full of detailed data,  charts,  computer
> print outs, etc. Also includes a diskette with both
> added data and antanna modeling stuff. 

You can download the results of N6BV's latest work on elevation
angle statistics here:

You can spend many enjoyable hours studying these files.
These hours are even more enjoyable if you plug them into the
YT or YTAD program, and vary antenna heights and stacks, to
find antennas that best match the elevation statistics.
YTAD is available here:

I think YTAD comes with some old statistical files. Be sure to
replace them with the new ones from the first URL referenced above.


Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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