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Subject: [TowerTalk] 40 m antenna
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu Jun 12 11:13:37 2003
At 09:07 AM 6/12/03 -0500, Gregg Seidl wrote:
>I have a question for all you fellow antenna/tower lovers.Field Day is
>nearly here and I'm thinking about our 40m set-up which I am responsible
>for.We have the room for a full-size loop( we are having at my QTH and I'm a
>farmer).Do you think that a loop at say 30-40 feet fed with open wire is a
>better antenna for FD then an inverted vee at say 50-60 feet.We are only
>talking about FD where all you want is fairly high angles.It will be over
>very rich Wisconsin loam.Our soils here are quite saturated as well as we
>just got 3 inchs of rain.The land where we would put it is fairly flat.Maybe
>it needs to stay below that 33 foot range.I want to rock some s-meters in
>the 'test!!   Gregg K9KL

I would definitely go with the horizontal loop under 1/2 WL in height.

73, Pete N4ZR
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