[TowerTalk] stacking distances
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.
> Channel 2 just kills me to the SW.
> Any thoughts or ideas would be great! Gregg K9KL
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