[TowerTalk] Tower heighth question

k6ll@juno.com k6ll@juno.com
Sun, 6 Feb 2000 10:29:51 -0700

On Sun, 06 Feb 2000 08:28:56 PST "Michael Brown" <k9mi@hotmail.com>
> Right now, I'm using a 40ft tower with a TH3. I have been thinking 
> about 
> putting up a 70 ft tower in place of it. My question is, is this 
> worth the 
> trouble ? 

It will make you about 3 dB louder to DX, if you are near the
Optimum Traffic Frequency, but it will make you MUCH weaker to
stations just outside the Skip Zone, especially on ten meters.
70 feet is much too high for your lowest ten meter antenna.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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