Its pretty close to what W9XR once described in CQ-Contest magazine
as the "spaghetti beam"
I had a 3ele of that sort up for a few years, made of 14m fiberglas elements,
(7m either side) with approx 3.5m wire dangling down either side.
Worked very well, only in windy situation the dangling wires start swinging
and so does the SWR and (I presume) the pattern.
At 10:15 05.11.2003 -0500, WA3GIN wrote:
>One could argue that bending the element 90 degrees does not have the
>effects you discibe as linear loading.
>Have you actually tried it?
>Richard Karlquist wrote:
>>>Folding the element does little to reduce the performance. It looks
>>>hokie, but it's simple, light weight, more efficient than lumped
>>>inductance. The wires have to clear whats underneath but it's a
>>No. A properly designed lumped inductance is better than linear
>>loading. That's why many 80 meter Yagi owners have upgraded to
>>W6ANR's aftermarket loading inductors, replacing the original linear
>>loading. Linear loading is a marketing concept to make you think
>>you have eliminated the ohmic losses associated with loading
>>coils. Instead, it *increases* the losses.
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