In a message dated 1/4/04 1:07:18 AM Central Standard Time,
> Having said all the above, I have over the years learnt that one man's
> antenna can sometimes be another man's nightmare!
Ron, that is So true!!!
Antenna modeling programs show that the G5RV is next to useless when erected
as a vee.
Like I said in my previous post, my "tests" where very unscientific, just
switching between ant A & B, both on rx & tx. At no time did the G5RV beat the
1/2 wave 80, but, having said that, at no time did the 1/2 wave 80 beat the G5.
Again, not really much to go on but the other stations' ears & eye on the S
As with any other antenna, so much has to do with the site, the installation &
everything else. Maybe mine is up over a super-conductive back yard! ;-)
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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