At 11:09 AM 1/12/03 -0500, Zyg Skrobanski wrote:
>A typical broadcast curtain array will have a gain of 21 dBi with a
>bandwidth of about 10°. I guess that's why super long Yagi's are not used.
> I'm waiting for some fancy contest outfit to come on the air with their
>own beam curtains!
And one of the big problems with such antennas for contest use is that the
3 degree bandwidth is too narrow for optimum coverage in Europe, where you
need to "bathe" as many potential contacts with as much of your signal as
possible. Hence stacks......
73, Pete N4ZR
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