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From: "Gene Bigham" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:05:50 -0600
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Some years ago, I was given a Moonraker 4 quagi which is an Antenna Specialists 
CB 4 element beam.  It had two directors on both V & H, a gamma matched V & H 
driven element, and a quad reflector turned as a diamond in the back.  I found 
info to cut this antenna down for 10 meters, which worked out well as it had 
been damaged near the hubs by an ice storm.
I used it with two coaxes and could switch A/B: V or H polarization for a 
while, then got the idea to combine them and see what happened.  I was 
delighted enough with the results to make it permanent out at the antenna 
instead of having two coaxes run there I went with one and calculated a phasing 
harness to co-phase the V & H.  What I experienced was much as a previous post 
mentioned.  Yes, some peak readings declined but QSB was reduced and the 
overall reception was improved in quality.
I had the whole thing mounted on top of 3 sections of Rohn tower and enjoyed 
several years during sunspot peak working the world this way.
Best Regards
Gene Bigham, KB0GU

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