[TowerTalk] mismatch at feed, ok at transmiter

Bill w7vp at comcast.net
Sat Apr 15 12:57:37 EDT 2006

I have not tried to measure it and so far I have only anecdotal experience. 
It will take time to see the true difference.  Nevertheless the difference 
in a mid level signal is very noticeable aurally and weak signals that do 
not reach Q5 on the tribander are reaching very copyable levels on the 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Schafer" <garyschafer at comcast.net>
To: "'Bill'" <w7vp at comcast.net>; "'TowerTalk'" <towertalk at contesting.com>; 
"'Jim Lux'" <jimlux at earthlink.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] mismatch at feed, ok at transmiter

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Bill" <w7vp at comcast.net>
>>  I
>> have had a big 20 meter yagi for more than 30 years.  It came as a Bill
>> Orr
>> type design with 4 elements equally spaced on a 36 foot boom and a T-
>> match.
>> I just put the antenna backup last week after having it down for almost
>> three years and I am always astounded how good it is.  It is at least 3
>> s-units better than my Swan tribander on a separate tower at the same
>> height.
> 3 S units better would seem an unrealistic number even compared to a poor
> dipole. How many db difference have you measured?
> 73
> Gary  K4FMX
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