[VHFcontesting] [VHF] Log Periodic Antenna Performance?
wa4kxy at bellsouth.net
Fri May 8 21:20:33 PDT 2009
This law applies to antennas for direct broadcast TV also. It started with
the satellite TV dishes but when the direct broadcast TV guys realized that
this gave satellite TV an advantage they fired their lobbyist up and got the
FCC to include them. The law requires "reasonable accommodation" and a 45
foot tower might be pushing that but give it a shot. DO NOT tell them that
you are going to be using it for ham radio/transmitting. The law only
applies to receive only antennas for TV. Lucky for us there is no way to
look at an antenna and be able to tell the difference. Good luck Les and I
agree with everyone that an outdoor antenna beats an antenna in the attic by
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart
you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.
Richard P. Feynman
From: owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu [mailto:owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu] On
Behalf Of Crownhaven
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 5:31 PM
To: Les Rayburn
Cc: vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu; VHF Contesting Reflector; WSJT Group
Subject: Re: [VHF] Log Periodic Antenna Performance?
I believe the federal law only applies to a satellite dish, i.e.,
DirecTV. They had a very powerful lobby. This has been hashed out
before. However, if you're homeowner's assoication is misinformed, take
advantage of the opportunity.
Les Rayburn wrote:
> A few days ago I noticed that one of my neighbors in our deed restricted
> neighborhood had erected an outdoor TV antenna, complete with a rotor and
> heavy duty mast to raise it above the roof line. Some polite inquires
> that our home owners association had been forced to allow the antenna
> Federal Law.
> More checking, and study makes it seem like this might really be an option
> myself as well. Most of you know that I've been chasing VUCC on 6-1.2ghz
> the past year or so using nothing but an attic full of indoor antennas.
> I'm now in the process of drafting a proposal to allow the erection of a
> foot tower my back yard, with a single log periodic antenna and rotor. The
> hardline feedline would be connected to an "A/B" switch to allow the
> to be routed to either my television set or the ham shack.
> My basic question is what can of improvement am I likely to see over the
> single band beams in the attic vs. a LPA? Which model would offer the best
> performance? Is it going to be worth the trouble, expense, and possible
> fees necessary?
> Les Rayburn, N1LF
> 121 Mayfair Park
> Maylene, AL 35114
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