FWD: vertical antennas

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 16:08:06 -0500

Mike Dennison wrote:

> [...]
> In the afternoon, I went to the London Amateur Radio Show and
> bought a 26ft (8m) aluminium telescopic mast.
> Sunday 29th
> Put up the aluminium mast with my 33ft (10m) fibreglass mast
> strapped to the top to give me a 55ft (17m) vertical. This is 10ft
> (3m) bigger than before.
> Receive performance was greatly improved with most stations an s-
> point up and stronger than ever before. DCF39 was at one time in
> the early evening 9+50db on the S meter with the noise not
> showing at all.
> The transmit current was 30% up and with more current flowing in
> more wire, higher up, I expected great results.