Just some fun observations.
I now have my 5 element hombrew 10 meter yagi at 35 feet.
I also have a TH-3 at 72 feet.
The TH3 is noticeably better on DX eg VK9NS on ten.
The 5 elem isn't too far behind on receive, so I used the
TH3. But I was listening to two US guys talking, one was
mobile. The 5 elem was vastly better on the base station but
The TH3 was better on the mobile.
Both stations were on the east coast.
Just some thing to make me go hmmm.
(no science was involved, just listening/working stations)
The up side of all of this of course is the fact I can DX in two
directions at once :-)