From: Bill Parry <BPARRY@RGV.RR.COM>
Date: 2007/06/30 Sat AM 08:28:11 CDT
Subject: [TowerTalk] Its summer and antennas are on my mind
I was wondering if maybe gamma matching the tower with multiple radials
would provide a significant improvement on 160M?
The saying is very true on Topband: You can never have enough antennas. I
would certainly advise you to construct a shunt feed for your new tower on 160M
and keep it in your quivver along with the inv V.
When I had my inv L and my new shunt-fed Trylon operating as A/B on 160M,
I saw a 5-10 dB (S-meter measurement) difference on RX between the two favoring
the shunt feed. Folks also told me that there was a similar 5-10 dB
improvement when I went to the shunt feed.
Gene Smar AD3F
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