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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing

To: Big Don <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing
From: Michael Goins <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:17:55 -0500
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No doubt a 6 el yagi won over a 2 el quad. Hard to imagine why it would not
under any circumstance or conditions.

Mike, k5wmg
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up
a life you don't need to escape from."



On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Big Don <> wrote:

> 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
> monobander...
> 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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