On 10/13/2009 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> TowerTalk is for discussion of tower and HF antenna construction topics so I
> think that your post is relevant.
> That distance should be sufficient for pseudo-Brewster enhancement for at
> least some of HF bands (you didn't say what frequency you intend to
> operate). You can model it to see the effect. I've used phased ocean
> front verticals from Grand Cayman Is. and they work well.
> John KK9A
I'm hoping to run at 20m - basically, I'm extremely limited on antennas here at
home, but I can go down to the local shoreline(s) and fairly easily put up a 2
or 3 element 20m VDA for a "lunchtime" antenna (also do some local IOTA stuff)
- heck, think about it - if you wanted one point N/S (nah, but), you could even
put one up on the shoreline of Manhattan.
That's the kind of think I'm thinking of - you know - a pierwall, a dock, etc -
strap up 3 elements, and play - heck, in some of the spots - use a pair of
"surf casting spikes" (used to hold surf casting rods) - go down to the shore
on a nice sunny day, and work HF on something a tad better than my DX-CC at 30
73 de KG2V
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