[amsat-bb] Antenna question

Floyd Rodgers kc5qbc at swbell.net
Fri Mar 6 04:37:27 UTC 2015

I also have several of these in use at field day. I suggest looking at 
the beam width of the pattern and doing a tilt up half that number above 
you local horizon. That way you get max gain as long as practical 
without elevation tracking. Once the bird is above the beam width you 
effectively are using a dipole. Bob Bruniga has made this suggestion for 
some time since birds spend much more time closer to the horizon than 
directly overhead.

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