update this a bit more
By placing the 70 MHz 6ele LFA at the bottom of the stub mast, 3mtrs, I have managed to get the VSWR down to 1.2:1 in the shack.
But this meant putting the 5ele 50 MHz Vargada 1.5 mtrs above it and I've noticed that the performance of the
2x 9 ele Vargada on 144 MHz has deteriorated.
The beacons I can hear are not much stronger than the 5 els cut down 6mtrs Tonna, it could be conditions,
but I was hoping for noticeable difference on the upgrade. That I've not seen.
The weight distribution of the whole array has changed which will give problems in the winter, when ever it ends.
I'll leave it up for the summer, but I'll take it down afterwards and use the metal work to make a dual band YU7EF.
Which will put the weight distribution better for the winter gales.
LFAs may be good antennas when used on a lightly loaded stub mast , but with something like mine
with antennas for 6,4,2,70cm,23 cms, 13 & 6cms. I personally would not recommend one.
There is a picture of my earlier array on qrz.com, not a lot of space left on it
73 Richard G8JVM
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