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Author Topic: Vertical vs Windom HSQ noise level  (Read 561 times)
KA0MLA
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« on: August 11, 2002, 12:05:27 PM »

Can someone comment on what they experience in noise level between a vertical and a Windom HSQ. I currently have a Butternut HF6V and am looking into the WindomHSQ by Antennas & More. Comments please ??
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2002, 02:33:55 PM »

I had to look up the Windom HSQ ("half square") to see what it was.  It's an off-center fed 132' long doublet, which utilizes 1/2 the length as horizontal and 1/2 the length as vertical (two 33' long "tails" on each end of the horizontal section).

My experience with similar antennas including bobtail curtains indicates they can, indeed, be "lower noise" antennas than verticals.  The received noise can be reduced further by closing the loop and turning a "half square" into a full square, by connecting the two lower ends together with another 66' wire conductor.

If you install one, you might try that.

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