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Author Topic: A Tale of 2 antennas 6 meters  (Read 800 times)
AC2Q
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« on: September 25, 2012, 05:05:31 PM »

I will be putting up a horizontally polarized six meter antenna.

Something that can be strung between 2 trees.

Debating either an apex down bottom fed delta loop or a dipole.

OF THESE TWO ONLY......which will have the lower T.O. angle/major lobe at at hieght of 30 feet above ground?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 06:45:47 PM »


Debating either an apex down bottom fed delta loop or a dipole.

OF THESE TWO ONLY......which will have the lower T.O. angle/major lobe at at hieght of 30 feet above ground?

I would do the dipole.  It seems like it would have the higher average height.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 07:06:00 PM »

If 30' is the maximum height of the antenna, the dipole will be better.  That's
because ALL of the power is radiated at the maximum height, while for the delta
loop some of the power is radiated at a lower height.

If 30' is the height of the feedpoint, then the delta loop is better because
more of the antenna is up higher.
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