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[Towertalk] 160m Inverted L

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Subject: [Towertalk] 160m Inverted L
From: (Chris BONDE)
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 18:57:24 -0700
TANX, that was what I figured.  I live in a residential area 116ft by 56ft 
lot, house and car port, power pole and in NW to NE mig rocks about 7ooft 
high.  That is why I was looking at an elevated vertical or a dipole 
verical with wire caps.

Chris opr VE7HCB

At 09:42 PM 2002-08-11 -0400, Guy Olinger, K2AV wrote:
>Hills, particularly large buildings, sometimes above ground
>power/telephone/cable distribution (more an issue on 160 than 10,
>certainly). The closer the building, the smaller it can be and
>obstruct or attenuate signals.
>Someone I knew was complaining about his vertical's low angle
>performance. I went by his residence, and noted that the NE direction
>was UP the street (literally), something like ten houses before things
>leveled out.
>It was a really nice neighborhood, and doesn't deserve the word
>clutter, but for radio purposes NE it was.
>When I lived in Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains (10K+) were east of
>me, and the lowest bit of sky east was up 25 degrees. Extremely
>scenic, but qualifies as radio clutter.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chris BONDE" <>
>To: "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <>
>Cc: <>
>Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:53 PM
>Subject: Re: [Towertalk] 160m Inverted L
> > At 03:37 PM 2002-08-11 -0400, Guy Olinger, K2AV wrote:
> >
> > >This also puts the current maxima at the ground which improves low
> > >angle performance, assuming a good radial field and no low angle
> > >clutter which would block the low angles anyway.
> >   No low angle clutter, I assume that this is referring to objects
>on the
> > ground or near to the ground sothat it is in the path of the
> > wave.   Does what is considered a clutter change with the frequency
>of the
> > Tx.  Say would something at 160m  not be at 10m or, vice versa?
> >
> > Chris opr VE7HCB
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