[TowerTalk] Stacking Dissimilar Antennas
n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Aug 21 09:40:43 EDT 2006
This is true, of course, but an even more important advantage, IMO, is take-off angle diversity; simply by switching from both antennas to the bottom one, I often find that it will revitalize a European run that had seemed to be drying up. Top-only does not have the same effect, because the center of the first lobe is still at the same angle as the stack, or very close to it.
At 07:34 AM 8/21/2006, Mark Beckwith wrote:
>> Just one added point - for tri-bander stacks,
>> spacings of less than .5 wavelength on 20M are
>> quite common because the spacing used is
>> necessarily a compromise between three bands
>> (or at least 2, these days).
>Also, gain is often not the main goal when stacking tribanders; the main
>goal is often to cover two directions at once.
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