Absolutely put up the two towers if you have room. And as Jim says, you
can add that stacked tribander later on (or now, if you can afford it).
This allows you to run the stack on one band while getting multipliers
on another band. It would be more difficult to do this with just two
beams on one tower. Finally, if you can scrounge the money, put a small
40m beam (402CD or equivalent) on top of that 70 footer as well! This
will yield you tremendous benefits in the DX contests.
good luck / 73
Jim White wrote:
> I like the flexibility of two towers - do not know if you are looking
> for a contest type station or what... Having multiple towers also
> means your eggs are not in one basket so to speak....and.... you can
> always add a mid height tribander later on the taller tower later on...
> While you go the group psyched put up two towers -
> Jim, K4OJ
> RLVZ@aol.com wrote:
>> Hi Guys & thanks Steve for Towertalk-
>> We'd appreciate your thoughts. Our new club station site is limited
>> to a tower height of 70'. We have two tower options we are
>> considering. Please advise which of the 2 you like the best for
>> overall stateside and DX work. Thanks for your assistance!
>> OPTION 1: Single 70' tower with stacked Tribanders at 40 & 70'. This
>> option would offer a 3rd take off angle when the Tribanders were fed
>> in phase and up to 3dB gain.
>> OPTION 2: Two towers, one at 40' and one at 70' each with a
>> Tribander. The towers would be separated by a distance of 100'.
>> This option would give easier flexability for rotating the Tribanders
>> as each would be top mounted and the option of loading the 2 towers
>> for various bands. Some con's: may lose the 3 db gain from stacking,
>> and could have possible interaction between the 2 towers at 100'?
>> Our group is undecided which route would be the best way to go. Any
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