Thanks for the input - the hex is certainly on a rotor and I have noticed the side rotation to increase the signal. The hex is not super directional but that is not a fault as I can tell if there is someone there without pointing directly at them.
I should be able to squeeze another five feet out of the mast setup without affecting strength - higher the better tight 8-)
I currently have a hexbeam at 30 feet but feel the receive can be better. I am raising the antenna another five to eight feet but that is the limit for the mast system I have in place.
In most QSOs with people using around the same power and comparable antennas my signal report from them is always higher than the reverse. Of course there are differences in meters but I think you get the drift.
One person thought the receive performance on a comparable two element yagi would be better since the elements are not folded like on the hexbeam. Any thoughts on that explanation?
I have been looking at the two element Steppir yagi since it fits within the property line and can be supported by the existing mast system.
I have a MFJ915 RF Line Isolator and am not sure where in the line to put it.
My setup is: FT950->ALS-600 (amplifier)->MFJ998 (tuner)->Lighting Suppressor (outside)->Alpha Delta CC dipole (with ugly balun)
Where is the best place to insert the 915?
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