Hi John -
My two cents worth, just to keep the thread alive. I go the wire/450 ohm
feeder/tuner route since it all fits easily in a suitcase along with a
little radio, switching PS and a TU. My rule of thumb is to use a tree,
building, whatever, to get a "high point", hopefully 30-50 feet high. Make a
center fed ( i.e needs no radials) vertical. Then, if better 40,80, and
possible even 160 is desired add a 50-100 foot horizontal top loading
No radials. Reasonably effecient. Easy to pack and carry on airplane.
Vertical gives some good low angle on the high bands.
Not like a yagi at 100 feet, but works pretty well. Of course, a beach
location and a good DX prefix is worth an extra 10-20 db !
Gene / W2LU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Osborne" <email@example.com>
To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical for a 50' tower
> Hi John
> I would think the HyGain Hy Tower would probably be the best vertical out
> there. Kinda spendy, though, 73
> Tom W7WHY
> Hey guys -
> I was looking for opinions of what current production vertical would work
> well for tower installation.
> I need 80m - 10m coverage.
> I know a dipole would work better but the folks don't want any wires
> and just want something
> pleasingly to look at.
> Suggestions ?
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