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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing

To: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing
From: Big Don <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:51:36 -0700
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Sorry, that was 30 or so Alzheimerized years ago.  The question *today* is
how do you get some good comparison antenna data without buying into an
antenna range, and procuring-setting up all the antennas to test.  The
trailered reference antenna method could do a worthwhile job if, as you
imply, comparable QTH and tower height were considered in selecting
already-installed antennas to compare.
Don N7EF

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <> wrote:

>  He tested several antennas against the quad, by visiting each test
>> antenna owner's station, and reported how well each test antenna
>> stacked up against his reference quad.
> The reference antenna was a Hy-gain TH2 ... not a quad.  Some of the
> antennas tested were rather large quads.
> Although the reference antenna antenna was on a trailer mounted
> crank-up, the big problem with the study was that there was no
> control for tower height of the fixed station antennas and take
> off angle issues severely clouded the data.
> 73,
>    ... Joe, W4TV

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