K4SAV commented about fan dipoles & transforming the fan into
something more like two dipoles not in parallel but with a common
>This antenna is a cloud burner, not a DX antenna. It is
>more omnidirectional than a dipole, and slightly less gain compared to
>the broadside direction of a dipole.
I had always thought take off angle had something to do with
height of aerial above ground & lay of the land... as well as
a few basic things about the aerial itself.
Anyone interested in buying a copy of the recent ARRL Aerial
Book - with HFTA? Month's worth of food money wasted on
snake oil & other rubbish... guess that's what happens when
you don't get past Form 6.
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Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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