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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing

To: Ward Silver <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing
From: Big Don <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:13:38 -0700
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Back in the early 80's (?), article was published in one of the ham mags,
by well-known ham believe it was N6 (something).  He had taken a 2-el quad
on a trailer crank-up, as his reference antenna, set it up a short distance
from various stations he tested.  Took DX sig readings on a reference rig
switching back/forth between his reference antenna and the station's
antenna being tested.  IIRC, the winner of that study was 6-el KLM

Don N7EF

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Ward Silver <> wrote:

> As K9YC and others observe, this is a highly non-trivial exercise and
> takes weeks.  I just do not have the time for the undertaking.  That's
> actually part of why we published the detailed that some
> other motivated group could build on it.  Another possibility is for one of
> the big antenna or aerospace companies to make a test range available for a
> day or two and have a large group do it like Field Day.  But the writeup
> and data-crunching will still take many, many hours.[-SNIP-]

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