Re: K4KIO website update
I don't see how downward angling of the spreaders could achieve any
better separation of 10 and 12 meter wires but maybe I am missing
For what it is worth, my upward angling achieved very little and if I
had it to do over I would not bother. In reality, the interaction of
10 and 12 shows up more in the modeling than in actual results from my
But to achieve better separation of my 10 and 12 meter wires, I just
pulled the ten meter wires down a couple more inches on the post. That
is where the current is highest and the place where interaction would
be expected to be most significant. But again, I really haven't found
the closeness of those two bands to be much of a problem in practical
Finally, if you look at photos of the Traffie hexbeam, the two wires
look about as close there as I have seen on homebrew hexbeams.
Regarding your use of the max Gain spreaders, you might want to look
at W6OT's site as he uses them and has fashioned a way to couple them
together that might have some appeal. His site is
- On 4/1/07, k4kio <k4kio@...> wrote:
>The idea would be to give the antenna more of a bowl shape. I'm
> I don't see how downward angling of the spreaders could achieve any
> better separation of 10 and 12 meter wires but maybe I am missing
getting some MaxGain spreaders and am going to do some experiments.
Will report any results.
73's Michael K1YS