Hello to all...
Thanks all on discussion of SkyHawk and KT36XA. Decided to go with the SkyHawk.
What, if any, is the interaction/degradation of a vertical dipole about 2-4
feet from a Rohn 25 tower? The tower is 60ft tall, and the dipole with be
shortened/loaded. The bottom of the dipole will be about 20ft up the tower,
and the top of the dipole more-or-less at the top of the tower [do to
architectural constraints]. I plan to feed the dipole with 450ohm window
line. The feed will come straight away from the center of the dipole about
4ft, gentle curve down, then straight down to a balun-coax transition to
the tuner. The down section of the window line will be twisted 360deg about
every three feet to "attempt" decoupling from the antenna and the adjacent
tower [about 1ft from the feed line]. I have modeled this setup on EZNEC
which shows no interaction. The dipole vert/horz patterns look like one
would expect. What's the conventional wisdom on this setup? If not
workable, what might I be doing wrong in EZNEC that's missing the problem?
Thanks much in advance.
Robert G. Strickland PhD ABPH - KE2WY
Syracuse, New York USA
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