[VHFcontesting] 6m Take off angles?

crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Thu Aug 31 16:52:09 EDT 2006

I visited WA6BYA( now W6BYA) a dozen years ago. He had two 9-el.
M-squared(the prototypes with 45 foot booms), one at 140 feet and the other
at 102 feet. He said his take-off angle was about 1.5 degrees. He is about
1/4 mile or so from Pacific Ocean. He has worked about everything in Asia on
6, so I would say he knows what he is talking about.
                                                          Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] 6m Take off angles?

> In a message dated 8/31/06 2:11:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
> felasstic at yahoo.com writes:
> <<   F2 is usually best with a very low angle, so higher the better. >>
> But there is a limit though, right?
> I mean even the 'big guns' complain about some antennas being TOO high on
> John K9RZZ
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