You didnt say how tall that tower will be. Many 6M openings are high angle
so you might consider mounting the loop down low in the 20-30' range on a
side arm bracket. Or mount it on a mast attached to the house.
----- Original Message -----
From: "W5CPT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 5:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Stacked antenna spacing
>I have an interesting quandary. Having finished (at least for now) the HF
>tower, I have turned my attention to next summer's project which is a 6m &
>2M tower. My plans include a 5L 6M with a 16 foot boom, a 10L 2M with an 18
>foot boom and (here's the kicker) a 6M Square Loop. I want the 6M Yagi for
>the gain and directivity but I also want the loop for monitoring purposes.
>When I last had the 6M Yagi up, I would often miss openings because
>activity would happen off the side or back of the antenna. The loop being
>omni directional would solve that problem, but presents another. How far
>apart would I have to separate the two 6M antennas so the Loop would not
>skew the pattern of the Yagi? I have had the 6M and the 2M antennas
>together with about 6 feet between them and they both worked well, but
>adding another 6M to the mix concerns me. Any ideas?
> Clint - W5CPT
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