----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Coleman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "jeremy-ca" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Jim Brown" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How tall is that tower?
> On Aug 2, 2007, at 1:43 PM, jeremy-ca wrote:
>> I KNOW how to convert when I have to but I have absolutely no
>> intention of
>> doing it in relation to something on a ham forum that is 99%
>> oriented to USA
> For antennas, I've taken to thinking of antenna height solely in
> meters. For any horizontal antenna, the key dimension is the height
> above ground in wavelengths -- and it's hard to judge wavelengths
> from heights given in feet.
I thought this this ancient thread died off over 2 months ago.
If your idea works for you then use it.
However I grew up as a teenager in the 50's with the ARRL Handbook and
dimensions were in feet and inches for antenna lengths. Anyone can do the
math in their head for the traditional 5 bands since its all multiples of 8'
for antenna height purposes and it doesnt require a calculator to figure out
> Example: a 15m tower with a tribander has the antenna at 3/4 wave on
> 20m, 1 wave on 15m, 1.5 wave on 10m. Easy.
> How about a 50 foot tower?
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
> -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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