I think it will depend on your surrounding terrain. Are you on a hill with a
clear shot in all directions ?
I have hills NW of me and going from 40 to 50 feet makes a big difference. I
ran the HTTA program on the
CD in the latest ARRL antenna handbook and it was very enlightening to see how
different heights affected
my antenna pattern. I would recommend running HFTA and see what it tells you
for your site. That is the
intended purpose of the program and it works very well.
On Oct 14, 2012, at 11:09 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am getting ready to put up a Universal Tower 50 foot aluminum tower. I live
> a very high elevation. It will have a 7 element KLM 6 meter beam and a 16LBX
> 2 meters. Will I see any difference between 40 foot and 50 foot height? It is
> difficult to lower the tower with the trees I have in the yard. Thanks Mike
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