But remember: These antennas are sized in terms of ACRES of area, not
square feet! Check out: http://www.antenna.be/hr.html .
Gene Smar AD3F
These arrays can also
slew the beam as much as +/- 30°, for the elusive DX. Of course for the
complete super contest set up you would need separate curtains for Asia,
South America etc.
On the other hand, one could use the curtain array just as a receive
antenna - great F/B and side-to-side ratios!;)
At 09:33 PM 1/12/03 -0500, Pete Smith wrote:
>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...
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