[TowerTalk] 10M phased verticals

Gene Fuller w2lu at rochester.rr.com
Tue Nov 29 10:49:45 PST 2011

Nothing the matter with 5/8 wave verticals in a 4-square, but you would 
probably want to model it to get everything right. One of the guys down in 
New England had an 80 meter 4-square with 90 foot elements. It worked like 
gangbusters   -   to open and close the band and on really long paths, but I 
think he found the radiation angle was  too low for Europe after the band 
was really opened up.
Gene / W2LU

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Karlquist" <richard at karlquist.com>
To: "Bill and Cindy" <wb0o at yahoo.com>
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 10M phased verticals

> You ask "is it worth it to make a 4 square array of 5/8 wave
> verticals?"
> First we need to determine if it is POSSIBLE to do that.
> I've never seen a published example of that, and my gut
> feel tells me it isn't practical.  4 square
> arrays use 1/4 wave verticals.  You can extend the analogy
> to 1/2 wave vertical dipoles fed in their centers with baluns.
> But I don't see how 5/8 wave verticals fed at the bottom
> would work that way, and it isn't clear what the optimum
> spacing should be.
> Rick N6RK
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