|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Slopers, half slopers, (using the tower)|
|From:||"Guy Olinger, K2AV" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Dec 2004 18:16:42 -0500|
Slopers are notoriously variable in their performance. This is because
the tower itself is fully in play, as are the antennas on it.|
A particular tower/antenna system is usually very difficult to model accurately, as is the base connection to actual ground. And it is entirely possible to change something on the tower and detune the sloper. And so the unpredictability and variation in results.
A sloper is also sensitive to the ground radial system (or lack thereof).
There is a long well thought out thread in the TopBand reflector archives:
This is a recurring subject among 160 operators because the size of antennas on that band begs for short solutions.
----- Original Message ----- From: "KJ0M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 3:09 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Slopers, half slopers, (using the tower)
>On Sep 25, 2004, at 8:57 PM, Tower (K8RI) wrote:
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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