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[Towertalk] Re: [Force 12 Talk] XR dilemma

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: [Force 12 Talk] XR dilemma
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Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 17:29:20 -0600
On Sat, 22 Jun 2002 "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <> writes:
> You would do considerably better on 18 MHz to just cut an 18 MHz
> dipole and string it 20 feet up in the air. Signals are quite strong
> on 17 meters.

At 20 ft, MOST of the radiated energy will pass into outer space.

As most readers of TowerTalk know, I strongly recommend 40 ft
as the minimum height for effective coverage of the upper angles
supported by the ionosphere on the High Bands (20 through 10 M).

Tom  N4KG

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