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Re: [TowerTalk] Fw: [SteppIR] 3El height

To: "N2TK, Tony" <>,"'Tom Osborne'" <>,"'Towertalk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fw: [SteppIR] 3El height
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 16:07:23 -0700
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At 01:21 PM 7/29/2006, N2TK, Tony wrote:
>Yeah, stack two of them to do that.
>N2TK, Tony
>[]On Behalf Of Tom Osborne
>Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 3:32 PM
> >You probably know this already but as I understand the question >it related
> >to changing the field combined to produce a different vertical lobe.
>Oh--OK--yeah that would be neat.  That way you could have an antenna set for
>domestic contests with a high takeoff and for a DX contest with the low
>angle.  Now, that is something that needs to be worked on :-)  73
>Tom W7WHY

Sure.. two antennas would make it easy, but with the SteppIR, you can do it 
with just one.  Not necessarily the same performance as a dual antenna 
setup, but might be good enough.  After all, for the local paths, the path 
is shorter, so the fact that you've split your power into two "off 
horizontal" lobes (one high, one low)might not be much of an issue.  And, 
anyway, a lot of the advantage of beam antenna (particularly on receive) is 
not so much in the gain, but in the directivity:  You wouldn't have to 
listen to those DX thunderstorms (or broadcasters)

Jim, W6RMK


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