[TowerTalk] Vertical array applications

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:32:56 EST

In a message dated 3/20/01 7:01:59 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
n4zr@contesting.com writes:

>  A simple dipole at about .6 wavelength above
>  average ground shows a gain of 8.7 dBi at 25 degrees takeoff.  In terms of
>  cost and complexity, there is no comparison.  

    That's a lot of gain for a dipole. Are you including ground gain? I think 
that's the only way you could do that since a dipole is something like 1.5 dB 
over an isotropic. 

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
Tower Tech 

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