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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 87, Issue 89

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 87, Issue 89
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:49:03 EDT
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In a message dated 3/30/2010 9:30:32 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Has anyone compared these two antennas Hygain TH-7DXX  vs. TH-6DX in real
life? I don't see much difference in the manuals except  one is supposed to
be more broadbanded and is much more complex for feed  and heavier. 

>  They both have four active elements on 10 and  3 active elements on 

>  I have an option of putting  up one or the other to replace my Hornet
tribander. According to manuals  looks like either one has about the same
gain and front to back comparing  the two of them so putting up the 6 
would put less stress on the  tower.  

>  But either one would increase forward gain 5  db and abt 7 db more front 
back compared to the  Hornet.

No kidding. Yes, with  the same boomlength you're going to have basically 
the same gain. What you pick  up is increased bandwidth with the TH7. Either 
one of them would be an  improvement over the Hornet. 
Steve     K7LXC

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