[TowerTalk] Does Mast Destroy V-Pol UHF Beam Pattern??

David Rich kg0us@swbell.net
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 18:36:46 -0500

I have a 25 element 432 MHz beam (K1FO design) that I want to mount
vertically polarized for Amateur Television (ATV).

Will mounting it up against a vertical steel mast destroy the pattern?

If so, I thought I could use a vertical fiberglass mast except the coax
cable that connects to the beam would probably cut into the pattern too.

Dave Rich

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