Best coverage is usually with a rototiller or slanted arrow types. This is particularly true with hilly terrain. Ring stub types are best over flat terrain. My company uses ERI for higher power installs (full class-A and up) almost
exclusively. They’re not the easiest to tune, but once they’re set they perform well. For something like this I’d not use the Nicom, presumably the BKG-77. We use a lot of them on lower power installs including translators, and while they work OK, I’m not
happy with the VSWR at the band edges. VSWR approaches 1.3:1 especially at the bottom of the band. They’re indispensable if you’re doing a diplex or triplex, though.
From: Dave Land [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
We're looking at putting in a new FM station soon. I'm wondering what folks prefer for transmit antennas
on a budget! This will be a 6,000 ERP station with about 4,000 TPO so a 4 bay antenna. We're looking at - BEXT, Dielectric, ERI, Jampro, Nicom, PSI, Shively, & SWR. Which do you prefer