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[Towertalk] 4-square vs 40-2CD

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Subject: [Towertalk] 4-square vs 40-2CD
From: (Bill Tippett)
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 18:30:09 +0100
WC1M wrote:
>There was no contest at all: even at 50ft, the 40-2CD is 
1-2 S-units louder than the 4-square.

        This should be no surprise.  Even a dipole up 1/2 wavelength
will beat a 4-square.  I recall a dipole's gain is in the order of 2-3 
dB over a vertical for equivalent grounds.  Add another 4-5 dBd for a 
2 element Yagi and you are around 6-8 dB over a 4-square.  The only 
place a 4-square can realistically compete with a Yagi is if you are
over salt water.

                                                73,  Bill  W4ZV

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