In a message dated 6/4/01 6:31:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected]
<< This post was in anticipation of getting the band stateside..
I agree.. for receive I would use multiturn loops or a Flag antenna.
So I was wonder how well something like this would work for Xmit >>
Ah, hope springs eternal... :-)
Antennas similar in configuration, if not size, have been successful at
LowFER beacons, but not very many top-loaded ones have been that successful
near trees. It does make losses more manageable to have the loading inductor
near the top, as the guys mentioned earlier; but being a full near-field
boundary distance from trees is desirable if it can be done (wavelength
divided by 2*Pi).
Whereas many hams on the eastern side of the Atlantic are allowed to pump
massive quantities of power into a lossy antenna to achieve 1W ERP, if
necessary, we will be limited to 200W TPO. Antenna efficiency will be the
order of the day over here, I suspect.