It sounds like you have a good plan. The only serious problem I see is that
160 will be weak for DXing, an inverted-V at 100 ft is just a cloud warmer so
you'll have a great signal on the east coast! Suggest u consider adding an
Inverted-L to your arsenal.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 22:23:13 -0500
>From: "Bruce Meier" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Distance between towers.
>Here is what I am doing - - and why. As you know I will have (3) 100'
>40/10 tower - 170' to 20 meter tower - 120' to 15 meter tower
>15 meter tower - 150 feet to 20 meter tower.
>Like a triangle. Also - when the antennas are pointed to EU and/or Japan -
>they don't point at each other. The farthest antenna from the target is not
>pointed at the back of any other antenna. Hope that helps minimize the
>The angle from the 40 to the 20 will be such that I can have an 80 meter
>dipole for stateside between them @ 100'.
>The angle from the 15 to the 20 will be such that I can have an 80 meter
>dipole for Europe @ 100'.
>I realize you will have the 80 meter beam - but a low dipole might just be
>good for stateside contesting. (NAQP / Sprint / Sweepstakes)
>My other 80 antenna will be another inverted-L with elevated radials for the
>low take off angle.
>Is this the best - can't tell you for sure, but it fits on the property
>that I have cleared and the dipoles will also work out. As for coax - I
>will have a dog house (cable termination hut at the base of the 40/10. It
>is the closest to the house (ham shack) - roughly 170'. I will run 2
>pieces of Heliax to the dog house and locate the 6 pack in the dog house.
>Each band (40 > 10) will have individual stack matches on the respective
>towers so only 1 coax per band to the six pack. 160 will be another
>inverted-V (one coax) and the three antennas for 80 will go to a remote
>antenna switch. - one coax to the six pack.
>Optimized - don't know - but it should be functional.
>Happy New Year. Say Hi to the NARS gang! ! !
>Bruce - N1LN
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