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[TowerTalk] Stacking Distances

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Stacking Distances
From: (Paul Christensen, Esq.)
Date: Thu May 22 08:51:45 2003
What is the most common stacking distance for two Yagi arrays currently in
use at the premier contest stations?  Full-wave spacing would produce the
most forward gain, but I continue to see references to 5/8-wave spacing.

Question:  Is 5/8-wave used as a compromise spread in that the difference
between 1 w.l. and 5/8 w.l. is relatively small but closer than 5/8 w.l.
produces quickly diminishing forward gain?  Or, is there a benefit of 5/8
w.l. that minimizes an unwanted lobe?

-Paul, W9AC

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