[TowerTalk] stacking distances

Roger (K8RI) K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Jan 2 17:14:13 EST 2009

Gregg Seidl wrote:
> What happens to an antennas pattern when you stack it at more then "best" 
> spacing?  I have been thinking about going to a 3 stack instead of a 2 stack 
> of 6M-7JHV's. M2 says 25 feet is best but 30 feet fits my tower better. What 
> happens to the stacks pattern. I know when understacked the gain suffers. I 
> would stack them at 32,62 and 92 feet. They would be controlled by an Array 
> Solutions stack match box. I already have the 2 stack going and really like 
> it but I think I miss some of the DX because I'm a little to low. I also 
> want to try some 6 meter moonrise and moonset EME. I can't wait for channel 
> 2 to be gone when they go all digital.
Channel two isn't going away although they are playing musical channels 
with the stations.I'd have to look it up, but I believe there will still 
be 5 stations operating on channel two across the country.  If you have 
channel 2 nearby it may or may not move.


Roger (K8RI)
>  Channel 2 just kills me to the SW. 
> Any thoughts or ideas would be great!  Gregg  K9KL 
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