[TowerTalk] 4 square

cqtestk4xs at aol.com cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Tue Dec 22 08:32:08 EST 2020

I also used a 4 square with a Comtek box and really think setting up any 4 square near a tower/160 verticals is a crap shoot.
My 4 square at KH7XS was a wire array (30 buried radials under each element) suspended by ropes around a 94 foot Rohn 55 loaded with a 4 el 40 and five other antennas and in close proximity to a 160 inverted L.  Both the 160 antenna worked well but the F/B on the 80 4 square was nothing to brag about..maybe about 10dB.  However, it did work better than no antenna.  Life is a compromise.  
At my new station in V31 I plan on doing the same set up around a 136 ft tower.  However, the inverted L will be a little further away from the 80  array than it was in KH6.  Again, life is a compromise, we can't all have a 4 square array made of Rohn 25 next to the ocean.
Bill K4XS

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