How are u mounting the yagi now? tripod? vent pipe? u have a rotor?
what radio do u have? and most importantly what are your expectations
of the band?
If its simple for u to go up 5 more feet... go for it....every little
bit will help when you are that low.. at least then the antenna will be
1 boom length off the roof then... but if its a a huge amount of work
... then you might want to wait till u can get higher than 5 more
feet... (like a tower or big tripod)
I would think a bigger beam that close to the ground would
not help much at all..... the bigger beams are made to be up in the
clear.. many wavelengths up... not 1/4 wave above the roof.... or 1
wavelength above the ground... it probably wrecks the pattern, swr and
gain on a big high gain yagi ... making the $300 yagi as good as the
if its a commercial 4 element, then it must be the Comet, on a10 foot
boom... that should do you just fine..
In a good 6 meter eskip opening u can run a wet string for a antenna
on 6 and make a bunch of qsos... but will you work 300 miles on ground
wave ... probably not, but thats not what most people are interested
in... u probably want to work the e skip and the f2 openings..
low loss coax? this is 50hmz not 1296... he didn't even say what the
coax length was... and run less than 100 feet, 1/2" rg8 style coax would
be more than adequate .
>>>My 4 element 6 meter beam is at 5ft, off the roof. If
>>>I increase it to 10ft, will that help......
>>>Just getting started on 6.
>I'd be willing to bet that the extra five feet will not make much
>difference. I think that a bigger beam, say six elements and low loss
>coax would be a better investment. Especially if you have room to swing
>the boom. 73, Bill, WF4R (ex: WA6REG)
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