C3E was a winner on all three bands, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot.
When he switched in the stacked, the difference was lessened and sometimes
the stack prevailed. I didn't include how many db different.............de
Before we conclude anything from the comparison of the KT34XAs to the C3E....
Let's compare apples to apples. Were both the systems at the same height?
Were the phasing harnesses on the KT34XA done correctly, or like some of the
ones described on the reflector? How close were the two antennas in the stack
etc, etc, etc.?
Comparing two single antennas, and not the stacks also presents the same
problems...what height, losses in line etc.
I have used stacks for 20+ years and can tell you that at times my little
A-3 at 45 feet beat the full stack 5/5/5/5 at 200/150/100/50 both in and out of
phase...not often, but it did happen. Would anyone want to say that the A-3
is better antenna? I doubt it.
Strictly by gain figures, if the antennas are phased correctly and there are
no losses, the stack of Kt34XAs should kick the crap out of a single C-3.
Just because you stack antennas doesn't mean you have done it correctly.
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