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Subject: [Towertalk] Inv L
From: (Jim White)
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 21:42:33 -0400
Cool - DX feedback - this is what it is all about guys!

...are we talking about us stateside chaps and our long haul signal strength
to you in ZL, Barry? this based on your learning what antennas the louder stations are
employing when they work you on the lower bands?

This would be great to know - although it used to be a "novice" level
question that a vertical would have a lower main lobe than say a
dipole....verticals for long haul good - compromised/shortened verticals not
as good....question becomes will the compromised design be better than a
horizontally polarized antenna....

W8JI made an excellent point that this about transmit antennas and not
rx'ing - sometimes its astounding to step through the antennas on your farm
and realize that heah this antenna for band y is hearing better on band x
(at the moment :-)) - sometimes a non resonant antenna with a preamp will
sound great - hence the description I like best of the Beverage antenna -
works poorly except in one direction where it doesn't work AS bad...

You never know....antenna switching can make for hours of listening pleasure
in the Wintertime on the low bands...assuming you do not live in FL where we
have better things to do in Winter than listening to that pophiss scratch


Jim, K4OJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Kirkwood" <>
To: <>; "Tower Talk" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 7:56 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Inv L

> Inverted L does very well on 80 and 40 (will eat any all band vertical on
> these bands, other things equal).
> On 40 and 80 it is not too difficult to get full size or top hat verticals
> operational hence inv L not as popular.
> IMHO lots of operators would do better on DX on 80 with an inverted L than
> with other popular antennas eg low dipoles.
> 73
> end
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