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......
Sorry -- I meant 3-DB bandwidth...
73, Pete N4ZR
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