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.
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> ... Joe, W4TV
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