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Subject: [TowerTalk] Horizontal Pol Quad; Square or Diamond?
From: Dino Darling <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 23:01:05 -0700
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If we feed a quad antenna from the bottom, we end up with a horizontal polarized antenna. My question is about the support structure or the arrangement of the wire.

Is a BOX (x-frame) better or worse than a DIAMOND (+ frame)?

My guess is that the DIAMOND antenna will shed water better and have an less likely to have ice issues. But I could also argue the other way. This is a structural issue.

I'm MORE interested in the PERFORMANCE issue! Do you get a better horizontal pattern from a BOX or a DIAMOND?


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