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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Testing
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:11:51 -0700
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On 10/17/12 7:51 AM, Big Don wrote:
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.

The reference antenna doesn't need to be a particularly high performance one: just one with very "knowable" performance. You could use a "electrically short dipole", for instance, suspended from a balloon or kite, which might be easier than a portable tower trailer.


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