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Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with phased verticals on 40m?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Experience with phased verticals on 40m?
From: K8RI <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:18:53 -0400
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On 9/30/2012 8:28 AM, John Tait wrote:
I run a pair of 1/4 spaced verticals East/West, using the simple 84 deg
feed lines, and a 71 deg phasing line, from ON4UN's fourth edition, page
11-9. It works very well for me, and is easy to build. It cost almost
nothing, and is very effective. Unless you can get to a sufficient
height, dipoles are cloud warmers, but good for the close in stuff. A
four square would be great, but if you don't have the space, a pair are
much better than one.  Well worth the effort.

I ran a pair for many years when I lived near Breckenridge MI and they worked very well. They were right at the East edge of the yard, with the road on the North side. After the crops were out, I'd move the northern most vertical to the East a bit and put the radials down for the winter.

I'd like to try a 4 square, but I only have one acre and even a phased pair is pretty much out. I might try putting up some out in the woods as I don't think the owner would care. OTOH I'd sure like to buy an acre adjoining me to the West and clean most of the trash trees out of there and keep the few good ones.

Of course there are a lot of things "I want to try" but getting the tribander, WARC-7, and finishing the little 25 G are of primary importance and topping off the 100' 45G with the 3L 40 and 7L 6-meter are secondary, which means the verticals are relegated to the wishing stage and I *hope* I can get the basic stuff up.


Roger (K8RI)

  Vy 73
         John EI7BA

On 29/09/2012 20:42, John Frazier wrote:
Anyone have real-world experience with phased verticals on 40m?
Actual comparisons to high dipole, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Bottom line...was it worth the effort?

73 John W4II


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