RE: [wsjtgroup] 6m Portable Antenna Choice
- I have used a Moxon, full wave loop and 3 el beam for 6 meter meteor scatter
and my vote would go for the 3 El Yagi. I am currently using a 40 meter
full size loop which works quite well but of course would be a bit awkward
for portabe operation.
73 John W9SE
>From: "Doug Wetzel" <dougwe@...>
>Subject: RE: [wsjtgroup] 6m Portable Antenna Choice
>Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:07:26 -0600
>I have to agree with Tom..I designed and built a 3 el yagi out of 1/2" EMT
>conduit last summer, put it up about 25', and have had a blast on MS with
>whole watts up until the acquisition of a Mirage 1015 about 6 weeks ago.
>The boom on mine is about 8' long, split driven element with beta match.
>Since you are starting out with 100 w, you'll do just fine with 3 el.
>Put it up and join us!
> -----Original Message-----
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>Behalf Of Thomas Trent
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:01 PM
> To: peppertekie
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> Subject: Re: [wsjtgroup] 6m Portable Antenna Choice
> Bang for the buck, you can't beat a 3 element yagi. Had a "Hilltopper"
> for years until I loaned it to somebody, who promptly destroyed it!
> Worked tons of DX with it from portable locations.
> Tom K7ZL
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 23:59 +0000, peppertekie wrote:
> > I have seen notes of portable stations working WSJT successfully with
> > loops, moxons, and beams. What I am interested in, is where is the
> > point of diminishing returns? Will the difference between a 6 and 10
> > foot boom be worth it? Will I suffer most with a smaller beamwidth,
> > lower gain, or unwieldy boom length? This is a question of the best
> > tool for the job not necessarily a specific brand or model.
> > I'm considering between:
> > Loop
> > Moxon
> > 3 element yagi, 6 ft. boom
> > 4 element yagi, 10 ft. boom
> > Thanks to all the portable and home ops in advance.
> > Matthew
> > Answers to possible questions for clarification:
> > All of my WSTJT will be portable (not rover).
> > Antenna will be no more then 20 feet AGL.
> > I will be running my 847 barefoot.