[TowerTalk] HELP!!!!

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun May 18 11:41:20 EDT 2003

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From: <K7LXC at aol.com>
To: <jimlux at earthlink.net>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HELP!!!!

> In a message dated 5/17/03 4:30:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> jimlux at earthlink.net writes:
> > Contest folk might choose antennas for many reasons other than RF
> >  performance: durability, good performance in a stack, cost.
>     Nope. "Performance Uber Alles".

But what is "performance"?

Consistent gain and pattern regardless of orientation?
F/B ratio
F/Sidelobes ratio
Forward gain
Forward directivity
Broadband feed point impedance so losses in Tx line are minimized
Lack of sensitivity to environment (i.e. the other single band Yagis in the
Reliability (so you don't have to climb the tower in the middle of the

My point was that "performance" can cover a lot of ground, and even for
contestors, there's a lot of dispute about exactly what constitutes "best"
(otherwise they'd all go out and buy the same antenna, no?).
> Cheers,
> Steve     K7LXC
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