[TowerTalk] Log Periodic Choice

Richards jruing at ameritech.net
Tue Sep 23 01:19:10 EDT 2008

I purchased and read your test results... and was impressed by the
testing protocol and thoughtful approach to the pragmatic problems
involved.  Makes for fine reading and inspires one to analyze its

Re:  Vertical Test Results:

I thought the test protocol called for a large vertical mono pole as
a "Reference Antenna" - not a dipole...

Also, Is it reasonable to conclude the "Reference Antenna" is pretty
much the best overall average performer?  I mean... considering the
results, it appears some verticals tested performed a bit better at
times, and a bit weaker at times, compared to the Reference Antenna,
but that the Reference Antenna comported itself with due aplomb,
and was  a pretty good performer overall, and there were only minor,.
small measured differences in performances compared to the the
verticals in the test group.

That would mean that a large monopole with a tuner might work pretty
well compared to the test group?  Eh?  I am thinking the results support
the conclusion that the Reference Antenna was, itself, a pretty good
performer on balance.  Is this correct?

Thanks.   ==========  Richards - K8JHR  =============

K7LXC at aol.com wrote:

> Obviously you haven't read  our antenna comparison reports. Our protocol is a 
> pretty reasonable  solution to standardize on-the-air antenna measurements by 
> comparing the  antennas under test to a dipole and was arrived at after 
> discussions with very  knowledgeable antenna gurus (e.g. W4RNL, W8JI, etc.).
>         We undertook all of the  work for our tests because there was no 
> standardization and published  manufacturer performance figures couldn't be 
> trusted. 

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