Now that the snow has stopped and melted away... we hope.
I have a DB224 that is scheduled to go up in the next week onto an 80 foot guyed tower. I have a 24" standoff kit for it. The original plan was to side-mount the entire antenna but that would lose considerable height. Trees and such. A person sharing the tower has a 440 receive antenna at the top and is concerned that if I mount the DB224 a few feet from his antenna 1) it will get into his 440 machine (even though I have a 440 isolator,) and 2) it will considerably alter his pattern.
Frankly, I don't know the answer.
But looking at the Andrew plots I see that if I side-mount the entire antenna 24" off the flat side of the 12" face tower (EXTREMELY well guyed!) and point all elements in towards the tower I will get a slightly elipitcal pattern but close to omnidirectional. With this said, suppose I compromise and point the bottom two elements towards the tower and the top two out away from the tower -- what kind of pattern should I expect. Should I half side mount but place the elements 90 degrees apart for omni-directional? Or should I say screw it, mount the antenna omnidirectional up along side the 440 antenna. His little dinky 5 footer would be dwarfed by my 24 footer.
Do the dipole loops receive broadside so that if I face the bottom two in towards the tower but bow-tie the top two above the tower...?
I want to play nice.