[TowerTalk] Field Day Antenna for 6M?
larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net
Sun Sep 27 12:58:50 PDT 2009
I am a member of the W1HP Philips Medical ARC -- ex. HP Medical ARC -- in Andover, MA. For ten years we have been using a homebrew 3-el. 6M antenna, boom length 66", calculated gain from YO ~5½ dBd for Field Day. (It's on a 20 foot push up pole -- or "tower" -- just to keep this on target...)
We would like to improve this antenna -- and I don't want to homebrew another one. What are your suggestions and recommendations for a new antenna. Here are the specs:
a.. 4 or 5 elements
c.. easy to assemble
d.. easy to transport -- probably would make a good rover antenna
e.. breaks down to be easy to store (not much room in the W1HP shack)
I look forward to your input.
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
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