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[TowerTalk] Shunt Feed Capacitor for Tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Shunt Feed Capacitor for Tower
From: (George T. Daughters)
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 15:20:45 -0800
On 6 Feb 02, at 16:28, James Hall wrote:

> I would like to shunt feed my 72' crank-up.  The Carolina Windom 160
> in a inverted-V configuration just ain't doin' it !  I cannot even
> hear the S9LA station and the guys with the 4-squares are eating my
> lunch.  There is no way to get that Carolina Windom horizontal without
> about 700' of rope.  I figure the most direct approach is to use the
> tower.  It has good capacitive loading up top with F12 beams at 75'
> and 85' ( plus a plastic owl, but I won't go there !)

Remember that the F12 antennas have elements which are insulated from 
the boom.  I wouldn't be surprised if that made for a less-effective 
top-loading effect.


George Daughters, K6GT

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