> As far as reasons for trying the 8JK.... Mainly I want a 40M antenna that I
> put on the same mast with my hf tribander. The 8jk is nice cause it has some
> gain and I could also tune it for the WARC bands. I like that its a
> non-resonant antenna so I wouldn't worry as much about interaction with the
> tribander (that's a whole nother thread... would a 40M yagi cause me problems
> 6' away from my tribander).
It may be another thread, but some reality needs to go into your decision.
Just because a nearby antenna is non-resonant does not mean that it will not
interact with other antennas.
Every ARRL Antenna Book written in the past 30 years has a figure showing
"ungrounded guy wire lengths to avoid". It shows 26 feet to be a "magic" length
for 10, 15 and 20 meters. Now take your favorite modeling software and put this
"magic" length within a few feet of a 10, 15 or 20 meter yagi. Major pattern
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