[TowerTalk] 7 MHz antenna
Osten B Magnusson
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 11:46:45 -0500 (EST)
Have been thinking about a two element beam, 40-2CD or EF240, but donīt think
my tower and rotator will handle that load, there is a KT34A up there now.
So here are four questions, maybe FAQīs, but I need an answer anyway:
1 A friend of mine has his quarterwave vertical supported by the tower,
about 4 feet out from tower. Is this OK ? How close to the tower could
one place a vertical without tower affecting performance, and what
happens if the vertical is too close ???
2 I know that the GAP Voyager is no good for 160, but some says itīs
working very fine on 40 and 80. Would that antenna be just as good as
a fullsize quarterwave vertical on 7 MHz, the vertical having maximum
eight radials, and probably need to have them elevated.
3 Is the GAP Voyager just a vertical dipole ? If thatīs the case itīs
to use a homebuilt one for just 7 MHz......
4 What would YOU recommend for 7 MHz if a beam is not possible ?
For DX that is.
Please e-mail your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks in advance and 73/DX de Osten / SM5DQC
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