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Re: [TowerTalk] F12 Delta 240 performance observation

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] F12 Delta 240 performance observation
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:31:23 -0400
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20dB F/B would be incredible for a short 2el 40m beam AT the resonant
frequency.  You should have adjusted your beam for a higher frequency if
you mostly use the phone band.

John KK9A

[TowerTalk] F12 Delta 240 performance observation
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Subject: [TowerTalk] F12 Delta 240 performance observation

I have a D240 and I haven't
used it much since I put it up this past spring.  Tonight I decided to
run some performance tests.  I found a DX station and I turned the
on such that that my S-meter was reading S9 when the beam is pointed at
When I turned the beam 90 degrees away I saw an S7 which is 12 db less
than the
maximum signal strength.  When the beam was turned 180 degrees away I
saw an S9
which is the same signal strength
as when the beam was pointed directly at him.  I'm a little confused
this.  This is
supposed to be a yagi and not a rotary dipole!  The listed spec. for F/B
is 20db at its peak.  I do know that F/B is not constant across the band
for a
yagi.  What kind of front to
back and side rejection ratios should I expect to see on this particular

antenna?  I haven't asked Mark at F12 about this.  I don't want to waste
time until I have more info.  Perhaps I'm missing something on the test
or that
I made an error in my antenna assembly.  Your help on this is greatly
appreciated.  73.

Jonathan Woo W6GX


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