Topband: parasitic element

Tree tree at
Mon Aug 2 22:16:07 PDT 2010

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 K1GUN

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

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