Wed, 29 Nov 2000 23:52:05 +0000
A few years ago N0NI had both a bent dipole 80 meter 4 square and another 4
square of 1/4 wave 80 meter verticals fed about 10 ft off the ground. Being
one of the all night low band operators I got to use both of these systems.
The verticals seemed to have a sharper pattern and most of the time were a
few DBs better than the bent dipoles. But, even the bent dipoles tended to
kick butt most of the time.
> Hi all or hi yall for our southern friends, anyone have experience with
> a 4sqr set up as dipoles on 80m a la Comtech style in particular to the
> performance compared to a 1/4 wave ground mounted 4sqr or any other
> performance related comments compared to other antennas. The only person
> I talked to commented that the ground mounted version seemed to work
> better than the dipoles, but he couldn't do a a/b comparison since he
> didn't have them up at the same time.
> tu es 73 Steve VE3TU
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