[TowerTalk] EZNEC

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Thu Apr 18 13:41:11 EDT 2013

I agree that a vertical dipole is a poor antenna, however he said "with a
center vertical dipole"
. If he has a high enough support for a vertical dipole array, he is
probably better of with a horizontal wire beam, but that was not his

To:	towertalk at contesting.com
Subject:	 Re: [TowerTalk] EZNEC
From:	 Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com>
Reply-to:	jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Date:	 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:38:57 -0700

On 4/18/2013 9:33 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
I would start with modeling a single vertical dipole.

Actually, a simple quarter wave vertical is much easier to model, and is
close to what he wants to build. And there's am example model of it with
the simple version of EZNEC that comes on the CD with the ARRL Antenna
Book. Besides -- vertical dipoles are not great antennas because their
vertical patterns are poor for most uses.

73, Jim K9YC

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