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[TowerTalk] Are_higher_HF_antenna's_really_better?

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From: (WA9ALS - John)
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 09:10:27 -0500
> 122 feet, varied opinions notwithstanding. :-) I'd like to 
> someday add a small tribander at about 45' with an either/or 
> switch to play with just for the heck of it, but the basic 
> setup works perfectly for me and my particular operating 
> habits. It also beats the socks off the tribander I had 
> before, at 35 feet! I also am pretty sure that the 
> Phillystran guys are responsible for much of the excellent 
> performance I get, particularly with the wires, which had to 
> be strung through the guys in any case. Less RF bouncing 
> around near the tower has to be a good thing. 73, Jerry W5KP

Similarly, I have the C31XR tribander at 72 ft and Kevlar guys.  I've
been tempted to add a C-3 at 35 ft or so, but so far don't think it
would be worth it for my operating habits (soft-core contesting).
Overall, seems like a pretty good risk/benefit solution.  I've rently
added an HF9V vertical, and I know that will add more to my capabilities
than another (lower) yagi.  Good thread, interesting points all around!

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