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Re: Topband: Q: Measuring Height?

To: <>, "Eric Rosenberg" <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Q: Measuring Height?
From: "K9AY" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 18:17:04 -0500
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Your first comment is probably right -- mainly because the dimensions and
shape of a EWE can vary significantly and still provide a useful pattern.

For most antennas that interact with ground, behavior is more consistent
when the contours of the ground are followed -- this minimizes variations in
current by maintaining symmetry relative to ground.

I should limit the above statement to hillsides and typical ground slopes,
not radical terrain like deep ravines.

73, Gary

> I suspect thisi sn't an issue, but I'm in the process of putting up
> some EWE's over a significantly sloping urban backyard, and was
> wondering whether it makes a difference if the horizontal wire is
> parallel to the ground or perpendicular to the vertical wires.
> Any/all thoughts are appreciated.
> Eric W3DQ
> (on a small city lot in) Washington, DC

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