I have used quads for years as well as yagis. I totally agree with Bill, W6WRT
about the differences of quads and yagis. I was never blessed with a high
tower. I was always around 50 foot or so with my big quads over the years. I
really never had much mechanical problems except for rotators. Most of my
quads were on either 30 or 45 foot booms. Most covered 40 M thru 10 M with at
least 7 total elements. They did play very well but I tore up a Hygain HD 300,
Orion 2800 and the big Yaseu over a 10 year stretch in Illinois due to wind and
icing. The slight advantage you get in gain with a quad can be made up with
another director or two with a yagi and you'll save your rotator as well.
73 DE W9JDJ, Denny
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