I have used pennant antennas scaled to approximately 70% (10' x 20-1/2')and 85%
(12' x 25')of the "approved" 14' x 29' version. They are directional but have
low outputs. Use of a preamp is mandatory.
I still have a 5' per side "diamond" in my garage attic. VERY low output, but
directional. Good for listening stateside in one ear.
I now have a pair of 14' x 29' reversible flag antennas on an adjacent city
lot. Much more output than the 85% scale pennant.
BUT, I agree with my friend Gene, who turned me on to pennants in the first
place; I still can't hear anywhere near as well as the folks with beverages.
City noise levels do not help.
73, Redd - AI2N
---- K3VX <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Has anyone built a reduced size version of the K9AY terminated loop(s)?
> If so what are the consequences (besides the obvious reduction in capture
> Same question for pennants and flags.
> The reason for the question is a very long and skinny backyard.
> TIA and 73
> Larry K3VX
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