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RE: [wsjtgroup] 6m Portable Antenna Choice

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  • john flinn
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , May 1, 2008
      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.
      Have fun
      73 John W9SE


      >From: "Doug Wetzel" <dougwe@...>
      >Reply-To: <dougwe@...>
      >To: <wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com>
      >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
      >10
      >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!
      >
      >Doug
      >K7IP
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com]On
      >Behalf Of Thomas Trent
      > Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:01 PM
      > To: peppertekie
      > Cc: wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com
      > 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.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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