"MUST" an EF Quad be straight when put up?

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  • #1076
    kd4rds
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    Good Morning All,
    I’ve been leaning toward an EF Quad recently as my best option in a location bounded ty power lines, trees, a house, and the town’s street. I know!! Unless I hit the Powerball, I have to contend with what I’ve been dealt.

    To get to the meat of this posting, as I said, I’m wanting to put up an EF-Quad. I first thought, I had enough room to put it straight from the top of a 23/25 foot mast on which I currently have an MFJ rotatable 10m dipole sloping down to a 8-10 pole. My calculations tell me I would need right at 62 feet from the mast to the termination point, but measuring this distance this morning tells me I’d be a few feet short. 4-7 to be exact. Which brings me to my question today. Must the EF Quad be deployed perfectly straight in either straight or as a sloper, or can I do something I can best describe as a “flat L” on a slope?

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by kd4rds.
    #1078
    QRPME
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    KD4RDS,
    Letting the last few feet dangle straight down will be ok. In fact, if you are operating mostly in the SSB portion of the bands you will find the QUAD will need to be shortened to something less than 65 feet. Better fitting your location.

    73 for now,
    QRPME

    #1079
    kd4rds
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    It would be a mix of SSB and PSK31.

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