In a message dated 5/22/2008 9:02:28 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> My 20-10m mini yagi was damaged recently in a storm, so I am looking for a
short term replacement-or at least until we get some decent sunspots. I
currently have up a homebrew G5RV type antenna with the center around 30
feet and the ends sloping down slightly. I use this on 160-30m, and did use
it for a couple of years on the higher bands with decent results.
> Now here is my question, in terms of just 20-10m performance, how would a
roof mounted triband vertical, like the Hy-Gain 12AVQ compare to the G5RV in
performance? The vertical would be mounted around 20 feet high, with 4
radials per band. Would the vertical be worth the extra money, or would the
performance be so similar (or even better on the G5RV) that I should just
save the money and effort and forget the vertical?
Actually I'd do both. In any instance, one of the antennas will play
better than the other. The key to ham radio success in my book is having a
CHOICE of antennas; e.g. different angles, different directions, different
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