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[TowerTalk] Low beam vs. higher dipoles?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Low beam vs. higher dipoles?
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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 09:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 97-05-09 00:19:12 EDT, you write:

> It seems to me that the higher dipole is clearly the way to go for 20 
>  meters and down -- but what about fifteen?  25 feet is, after all, just 
> about 
>  a half-wavelength at 15 meters.  It seems to me that a roof tower and 
>  a 2 or 3-element monobander for 15 might be enough better than the dipole 
>  to be worth doing.  Or should I go for a 10 meter yagi, and pray for 
>  sunspots?  Or just stick with wire antennas? 

Hi, Jeff --

     Yes, a horizontal dipole is a GREAT antenna and I would certainly
suggest using one or more of them.  But even a small tribander at 25 feet
will be more fun than you can believe. Actually I'd put up both; having a
choice of antennas on a band is a GREAT way to operate.

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that I've given numerous times.  Send to TOWER TECH, Box 572, Woodinville,
WA, 98072.

73,  Steve   K7LXC

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