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Re: [TowerTalk] Cubic Quad Antennas

To: "Norm Duxbury" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cubic Quad Antennas
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 06:45:32 -0800
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On Sun, 3 Feb 2008 23:37:45 -0500, "Norm Duxbury"
<> wrote:

>There is no apparent interaction, Craig.  If you feed your quad at the top
>or bottom it's horizontally polarized.  Your tower is vertical.  No
>interaction.  Now, if you feed your quad at the side, that may be a problem.
>But, I've never done that, so I can't say for sure.
>73, Norm - W1MO

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I agree with Norm. I had a Cubex four element quad up for six years, fed
at the bottom, and noticed no problems. A great antenna, by the way, but
no fun to fix when the wires start breaking. I replaced it with a yagi
which has a bit less gain gut does the job and should be
maintenance-free, I hope.

If you go with the quad, use copperweld wire for longevity. Mine was
just tinned copper. 

73, Bill W6WRT


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