At 07:50 AM 6/25/02 -0400, Saul Abrams wrote:
>I replaced the first two 27 foot sections with Philly and the
>clover leaf disappeared.
For what it's worth, another supporting anecdote. I have a Force 12
EF-240S, at 104 feet, on a Rohn 25 tower with top guys at about the 95-foot
level. Originally, I had 21-foot semi-rigid fiberglass insulators starting
at the tower, and then one-piece steel guys to ground level. I didn't
notice any SWR perturbations, but the antenna didn't seem particularly
directive, nor did it perform well in contests. I replaced my top guys
with Phillystran, and the antenna came to life. this seems to indicate
that even 25-30-foot spacing away from guy wires may not suffice on 40m.
73, Pete N4ZR
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