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Author Topic: Cant decide  (Read 596 times)
SM5MDN
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« on: April 24, 2013, 04:28:06 AM »

looking for advise on these two antennas, http://www.proantennas.co.uk/dualbeampro.htm and a http://www.vpa-systems.pl/multiband-m0plk-delta-antenna-v2012-alu-p-155.html  ,already have a hustler 6btv with 17 mtr addon and a radio works cw ocfd 160 up but was looking to add another antenna, will I see much of an improvement with either of these over what I have now, thanks
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K2DC
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 05:42:54 AM »

I don't see the potential for much improvement with either antenna over what you already have.

73,

Don, K2DC
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K3VAT
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 05:58:25 AM »

looking for advise on these two antennas, http://www.proantennas.co.uk/dualbeampro.htm and a http://www.vpa-systems.pl/multiband-m0plk-delta-antenna-v2012-alu-p-155.html  ,already have a hustler 6btv with 17 mtr addon and a radio works cw ocfd 160 up but was looking to add another antenna, will I see much of an improvement with either of these over what I have now, thanks

I agree with K2DC on this - don't see any real evidence that you'll gain anything over what you already have.
You might consider enhancing the 6BTV by increasing the number/length of radials (your minimum should be around 30) and/or raising the height of the OCFD.  Didn't notice what your operating goals are: working the 'locals', occasional DX'ing, or perhaps all-out DX'ing; working into a specific region; etc.

GL, 73, Rich, K3VAT
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SM5MDN
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 06:07:24 AM »

Thanks for the reply DON and Rich , was thinking the same myself, just needed advise and opinions from others to finally make my mind up to leave alone and not waste money on something I will see little gain from. the 6btv is ground mounted and has around 30 40ft radials down in the soil, the ocfd is up about 40ft in an inverted v with the ends 10ft up from the ground

Michael  
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