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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Height Question - Dual Yagi's

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Height Question - Dual Yagi's
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:07:54 EDT
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In a message dated 6/17/2009 5:45:11 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

>  FWIW, when I was building my first tower, 14 years ago, I  was 
planning to go with 70 feet.  W3LPL, who is (and has been) at the  top 
of the class for antenna and propagation expertise, strongly urged me  
to go to ~100 feet for a single-tower station, and to put the 40M 
beam  on top.  I did it, and have been glad I did.

>  I use this  tower to support an 80-meter wire parasitic array (not 
quite a 4-square,  but a lot simpler to build), and shunt feed it on 
160 with good  results.

    I totally agree. I'd do a little bit more  homework and run the HFTA to 
see what the arrival/takeoff angles will be.  

But aside from that, 100' gives you a sweet spot  on 20M and lower 
arrival/takeoff angles on 40. A small tribander at 40-50' on  a side-mount will 
be invaluable. 
Steve     K7LXC

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