> lengthen the reflector, attempt to measure its resonant
frequency, and tram
> it back up. Maybe it'll be better, and maybe it won't.
This is enough to
> make me think seriously about changing to an antenna that
isn't so prone to
> adjustment effects. In the low-sunspot years, 40 is just
too important to
> let slide. Does anyone have a better idea?
I rented a sign truck with a 130 ft boom and an extension to
tune my antenna. It's a modified Telrex antenna (fixed so it
doesn't break every time the wind hits 50mph). It was only
about 400 bucks for half a day, and I had tons of work to
do. If you have a bunch of things saved up it is worth it.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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