A sloping dipole, especially at a reasonable height, is a very good antenna.
Some refer to a 1/4 wire as a sloper. Since the tower radiates in this
configuration, results will vary a lot.
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] trylon 72 foot tower
From: "Jim Brown" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:36:04 -0800
On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:22:45 -0700, Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
>Getting slopers to work well is almost like finding True North.
For a short time, I ran a sloping dipole for 40, 80, and 160 that
was suspended from a massive 150 ft AT&T microwave tower on a 3,000
ft mountaintop near Sacramento. It played REALLY well. During a 160M
contest, I could work anything I could hear with 100 watts, and I
could hear really well. I suspect that the QTH and the significant
reflection provided by the tower (I'd guess 3dB or so of additional
gain in the favored direction) had a lot to do with it.
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