[Fwd: LF: Re: Re: Further signals measured (2nd version)]

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 07:57:36 -0400

Steve Rawlings wrote:

> I use a basic 12 m vertical with good results.  But the improvement with my 8 m
> balloon-supported extension (making it a 20 m vertical) is significant (perhaps,
> +6 dB?).  So, it seems to me that antenna height is very important.  Therefore,
> I am not keen on using sloping top wires which lower the effective antenna
> height.
> On the other hand, I'm quite happy to compensate for the low top capacitance of
> my vertical by adding a few more mH to the loading coil.  I guess I see things
> differently: for me, the power loss in the additional inductance is a price
> worth paying to avoid lowering the effective antenna height through the use of
> sloping top wires!
> Regards to all,
> Steve GW4ALG
> steve.rawlings@cableol.co.uk