> According to the program the BIP and BOP at these heights cover EU,
> SA and US pretty well if I BIP/BOP.
Don't pay any attention to the elevation statistics for 6 meters from
HFTA. In a private e-mail exchange with Dean some time ago, he pointed
out that there are no elevation statistics in the program for Six -
what you see are actually the *Ten* Meter statistics and they *are not*
accurate for typical Es on six.
Effectively, F2 openings are so "rare" that VOCAP does not generate
usable elevation statistics ... most of the six meter openings are Es,
You may also find it useful to read material from W7GJ and others on
EME with "fixed" elevation antennas.
... Joe, W4TV
On 5/6/2012 8:55 PM, Cqtestk4xs@aol.com wrote:
> Plans for the summer at the new station include getting a stack up for 6
> I have a clone of a commercial antenna...7 elements and plan to make a
> second to have a stack. I am pretty much a novice on 6 meters and all 6
> work was done out in KH6, quite different from FL.
> After doing some HFTA with Dean Straw's program it appears that 50/25
> would be a good height. I am interested in working DX and long haul US. I
> have room on the 15 meter tower for these two, but I probably could do
> different heights working around existing antennas. Plans are to have them
> as a
> switchable both in phase, or both out of phase to cover all the angles. Any
> advantage in having one at 180/190 feet?
> According to the program the BIP and BOP at these heights cover EU, SA and
> US pretty well if I BIP/BOP.
> Anybody have any advice? Since I'm in FL I'm especially interested in
> anyone's experience who lives in the southeast.
> Bill K4XS/KH7XS
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