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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yagis
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
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Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 18:39:44 -0400
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Thanks to everyone for their comments both off and on the 

After looking at everything I've decided to follow earlier 
Yagi references as a starting point and tune my antennas 
manually for maximum F/B. I did this with my 40M Yagi 
antenna and it works just fine.

I've decided to make my 5 element HyGains into 4 element 
antennas. This will just be a search and pounce system for 
contests and a general use antenna for DX'ing that rotates 
and covers 40 through 2 meters.

I've reviewed other systems carefully and reached the same 
conclusion as KK9A John. My conclusion is the same as his. 
The OWA looks like a great system for some applications but 
not for what I'm considering. I care significantly more 
about windload than SWR bandwidth. It's a personal choice. I 
am a real heritic when it comes to SWR or feed system 

My plans have firmed up and I know exactly what I want to do 
now with the main Europe and SE Asia arrays. They will be 
large fixed arrays rather than Yagi antennas.

73 Tom


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