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[Towertalk] Is a "free" tower a good deal?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Is a "free" tower a good deal?
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 18:08:01 EDT
*Note: Telescoping towers have one more advantage: They can be height
optimized for the band and conditions.  Sometimes 60' is way too tall to
work close-in DX on 10 meters, and 30' works better.   With a retracting
tower, you can accomplish that in a minute.  With a fixed tower, you cannot.


Not necessarily.  With a fixed tower you can stack antennas, including 
tribanders.  Not only do you get 2-3 db more gain, but you get the abiltity 
to use BIP/BOP/TOP/BOT to accomodate different angles of radiation.  Plus, 
you get the extra benefit of having the abiltity to use radiate in two 
different directions...and you don't have to worry about cranking the tower 
up and down.
Bill K4XS

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