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Re: Topband: parasitic element

To: John <>
Subject: Re: Topband: parasitic element
From: Tree <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 22:16:07 -0700
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On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 12:11:17PM -0400, John wrote:

> tq all the antenna guru's, been thinking of adding a parasitic element  to my 
> existing 135 quarter wave vertical  to give me a little more gain to the NW 
> my question would it work?the the quarter wave wire would be insulated from 
> the top of the tower and sloping toward the NW and another insulator at the 
> far sloping end and anchored to a tree...appreciate anyone's opinion..John 

Well - yes - it can help.  You can probably get a bit of gain - but maybe 
more importantly - get some front/back.  

One limitation is that you will only get it over a pretty narrow frequency 
range (30 kHz or so).

Tree N6TR
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK

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