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Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole questions for the Liberal Arts Major

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dipole questions for the Liberal Arts Major
From: VR2BrettGraham <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:39:45 +0000
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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.

73, VR2BrettGraham


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