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Re: [TowerTalk] Phased verticals one direction

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Phased verticals one direction
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 11:24:56 -0700
List-post: <">> wrote:
> It would be easier to just feed one vertical with a random length of 50
> ohm coax and make the other vertical a parasitic reflector.
> John KK9A

There are 2 disadvantages to that.

1.  The front to back will be 10 dB at best, whereas with a driven
array you can easily get 20 or 30 dB.  For receiving purposes, a
driven 2 element array is as good as a parasitic 3 element array.

2.  The bandwidth of a parasitic array is considerably less than
a driven array.

Rick N6RK


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