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Re: [TowerTalk] Field Day Antennas - Multiband Vee-Beam?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Field Day Antennas - Multiband Vee-Beam?
From: "Steve GW4BLE" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:48:26 -0000
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Thanks to those who have responded; here's some clarification on one or two

There are *two* 'Field Days in the UK (/Europe), the first on June 5/6th  is
CW only and covers 160 to 10 metres, the other is on September 4/5th  is SSB
only and covers  80 to 10 meters.

In both contests we operate 'restricted' which means 100W output and a
maximum antenna support height of approx 35 feet for CW and 45 feet for SSB.

The points structure for CW basically favours working other portables, but
given sufficient rate working the USA could  be advantageous. There are no
multipliers, just points per contact.

However, for SSB there are country multipliers to be had per band.

So.....having a vee-beam, albeit quite low, and the ability to move the far
ends around to favoured directions could be advantageous...  this is
unchartered territory for us, hence the posting.

Thanks again to all who have responded thus far - any further
advice/suggestions etc... appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Steve GW4BLE
Sent: 23 April 2010 15:28
Subject: [TowerTalk] Field Day Antennas - Multiband Vee-Beam?

Anyone have experience of using a multi-band sloping Vee beam? 

In preparation for National Field Day here in the UK we are considering
something along those lines.

We are restricted, by the contest rules, to one antenna which must be a
single element having not more than two elevated supports and not exceeding
approx 35 feet above ground at its highest point.

We usually have a doublet, but with no real restriction on space thought to
experiment with something different this time...

A sloping vee with the far ends moved around to favoured directions could be
an option.....

Any observations out there ?




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