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[TowerTalk] Summary: Short Tower and Close Foundation

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Summary: Short Tower and Close Foundation
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 16:10:21 -0500
At 11:50 AM 1/29/02 -0800, W7NI wrote:
 All he could tell me is that, obviously, computer modeling is
>inadequate to show the true performance of the HexBeam since it performs
>much better than predicted by computer modeling.  I walked away from that
>discussion with very little confidence in the HexBeam or its inventer . . .

Coincidentally, there is a discussion in the current issue of NCJ by L.B.,
W4RNL, of modeling various innovative and classic 2-element antenna designs.
He comments that alternative geometries such as the Moxon rectangle (and by
extension, the hexbeam) can achieve somewhat better F/B ratios than
traditional 2-element yagis, but at a cost of reduced forward gain and
somewhat wider beamwidth.  The idea that they can't be modeled is nonsense,
advanced because the real numbers don't sound "good enough." 

73, Pete N4ZR

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