[TowerTalk] Is there a point of diminishing returns on gain for stacking HF beams?
tom at k5rc.cc
Tue Jul 15 07:14:26 EDT 2008
Read my article in the new National Contest Journal, "The Next 3db"
Tom Taormina, K5RC
Virginia City NV
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Roger (K8RI)
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:45 AM
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Is there a point of diminishing returns on gain for
stacking HF beams?
> Like stacking tribanders or monobanders for HF 10 thru 80?
> Or does it keep climbing up 3db?
You have to double the number of antennas for each "theoretical" 3 db
gain. It gets big and expensive fast and there are other factors that
limit you to less than the theoretical gain.
Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
N833R (World's oldest Debonair)
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