For sure, Bill. But the original post discussed a wire, and a step up to a
tower and beam of any kind was a quantum leap. Going to stacked beams,
especially ones that rotate individually, seems like several quantum leaps
and I doubt he had anything like that in mind as a remote possibility...but
it sure does work well!
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." -
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cqtestk4xs@aol.com [SMTP:Cqtestk4xs@aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:08 PM
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> Subject: RE: [Towertalk] Is a "free" tower a good deal?
> *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
> 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
> 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
> up and down.
> Bill K4XS
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