I tried all of the configurations that you describe in your message in the late
80's and early 90s.
I wrote an QST article (along with K3LC and WA3FET) that described what I
learned from the experiments and what antenna configuration I ended up with. It
was published in the early 90s.
I am currently using a 3 element vertical Yagi that is described in the last two
editions of ON4UNs Low Band DXing book.
Dan Zimmerman N3OX wrote:
> Anyone using a dipole 4-square array like the one at
> and is anyone using a parasitic array of comparable design (4
> v-dipoles hung off the tower, but with shorted feedlines to make them
> parasitic reflectors)
> I'd be interested in comparisons if anyone has them. I'm going to run
> some EZNEC models for a 40m system but I wonder about real-world
> I'd be especially interested in comments from anyone who's used both.
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