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Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for a restricted space

To: Charlie Gallo <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for a restricted space
From: John Kemker <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 19:43:59 -0400
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Maybe a Bencher Butternut Butterfly beam?  Or Spiderbeam?  Hexbeam?

Problem is, you need boom length for gain and boom length is what's 
going to kill you on a lot that small.

Spiderbeam Turning Radius:  16 ft.
Butternut Butterfly Turning Radius: 6 ft. 11 in.
Traffie Hexbeam HX-5Bi Turning Radius: 9.4 ft.

73 de W5NNH
10X 75371/M&M 117/SMIRK 6185/Six Club 285/TRA 2499/Norcross 228 F&AM

Charlie Gallo wrote:
> Well, it looks like I may finally have found someone to put up an antenna for 
> me, and have the budget, but...
> Here's the story - I live in NYC, and the biggest problem is my lots is 42 ft 
> wide - yep, just 42 ft
> Now, I have an old TA33'tigarray' (a JR with the full power traps)  that I 
> can put up, and my present antennas are a DX-EE and a TV Evans 17/80 dipole
> Now, I'm seriously considering a SteppIR, but with a turning radius of 19.7, 
> we're getting into the area of "it barely fits", plus it's large enough that 
> I'll probably hear complaints from ALL the neighbors in the area
> So, that said - anyone have some ideas?  What would YOU put up on a small 
> urban lot?

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