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Re: [TowerTalk] dipole reflector and quad loop

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dipole reflector and quad loop
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:06:10 +0000
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Parasitic elements are NOT insulated in the middle.

David Robbins K1TTT
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Subject: [TowerTalk] dipole reflector and quad loop

Thanks to all who replied.  The consensus is that it should  work.  The apex
of the quad is around 175 feet and the bottom is around 75  feet.
Two ideas/questions:
First, my gut feeling is the dipole should be at the average height  of loop
around 125 feet, which will be in a slightly inverted Vee form....lots  of
room to stretch out the ends.  Maybe a little higher because of the  Vee.
Second, should the wire be a standard dipole, insulated in the  middle?  Or
should it be one long wire 1/2 on one side of the Vee and half  on the other
with no insulator in the middle?  My guess is it won't make a  difference.
73 Bill KH7XS/K4XS

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