When I re-read your posts I see that you can only select 1 system at a time,
I was initially under the impression that you had the secondary array(s)
into some kind of combiner like some of the contest groups use. As that is
not the case the phase relationship will be well defined and the only
possibility would be some minor high lobes from nearby reflections. All the
antennas seem to be many wavelengths above ground so this is unlikey.
I other words I made a mistake :-)
From: DAVID [mailto:ke4yyd@...
Sent: 30 November 2002 03:40
Subject: [wsjtgroup] Re: Antenna usage on MS.
Yes. That is why I chose the secondary systems because of the wide
beam width of 80 degrees as compared to the K1FO of about 40
degrees. Vertical stacking should have a low radiation angle. Were
you referring to the phase relationship within one system or
relationship with the other systems causing lobes?
--- In wsjtgroup@y..., "Conrad G0RUZ" <conrad@g...> wrote:
> If I understand it correctly the horizontal beamwidth of the
> will be considerably wider, therefore you will illuminate a larger
> sky. This is reciporical on rx of course. Additionally the lower
> may have some high angle radiation (although the vertical stacking
> minimise this) which is contributing. The phase relationship
> multiple antennas could be causing lots of lobes which are
> tropo signals where the signal will maintain polarity and appear to
> from a more defined point at a lower angle of elevation.
> Of course this is just my belief but I could well be totally wrong.
> the antenna experts have to say?
> Conrad G0RUZ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DAVID [mailto:ke4yyd@e...]
> Sent: 30 November 2002 03:08
> To: wsjtgroup@y...
> Subject: [wsjtgroup] Antenna usage on MS.
> During the Leonids I noticed that I heard more rocks on my scondary
> antennas than my primary rven though they were both pointng in the
> same direction. Anybody have any reasons? For tropo, my primary is
> always better. Antennas described below.
> I always use the primary antenna for WSJT as it is normally the best
> performer. Should I use the secondaries?
> Primary antenna. 12 element K1FO yagi at 70 ft horizontally
> Secondary antennas. I have four of these pointing at key
> directions. Three of them consist of two verticlly stacked
> horizontally polarized CushCraft 124WB 4 element yagis end mounted
> the side of my tower at 50 to 60 ft. The K1FO usually gives 1 to 2
> units higher readings than these three antenna systems. The fourth
> system is four vertical stacked 124WB horizontally polarized end
> mounted on the tower between 65 and 50 ft. The K1FO is usually 1/2
> to 1 S unit better.
> I use a RCS-8V remote anntena switch so I can instantly switch to
> one of the five antenna systems.
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