Quoting John Geiger <email@example.com>:
> How do the mini sized 2 element tribanders like the Cushcraft MA5B
> and Mosley Mini 32 compare to a full sized 2 element like the Mosley
> TA32 and HyGain TH2?
They will have less bandwidth for a given SWR limitation and a bit less gain.
> Do they give up much in performance when they reduce the element size?
'much' is a relative quantity. Your 'much' might be different from MY 'much'.
> They have the same boom length as the full sized models-and the
> MA5B actually has a longer boom than the TA32 and TH2?
The longer boom is the method used in an attempt to widen the
bandwidth for SWR as noted above.
> I had a MA5B once and thought it did a pretty good job, and it was
> nice to get the WARC bands with it.
Any antenna will 'work' on the WARC bands ... depends on what 'work'
means to you.
I use a "full-sized" tri-bander, but prefer monobanders.
Different strokes for different folks.
> 73s John AA5JG
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