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[TenTec] R-7000 Vertical Thoughts--Wow!!

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Subject: [TenTec] R-7000 Vertical Thoughts--Wow!!
From: Philippe.Nouchi@cern.ch (Philippe NOUCHI)
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:15:22 +0200
K5XS@aol.com wrote:
> Thanks to the MANY who responded to my request for comments on the R-7000.
>  As most were publicly posted, I won't re-post them all.  But, in summary:
> - Some said "Great antenna!"  In particular, several praised its construction
> relative to other vertical antennas.
> - Many said what I've thought for the past 29 years of hamming:  A vertical
> radiates equally poorly in all directions.  Some reported marginal gain over
> a dipole working DX, but most recommended a dipole int eh tree approach
> (which is what I'm using now for aour scouting "deployments."
> - Some lamented burning out traps, particularly on the low bands.  One chap
> pointed out that a Cushcraft tech reported that's often caused by loading up
> on 80 with a tuner.

Mine burned during a CW contest (WPX) run on 20meters with only 250Watts.
Never used my R7000 on 80 Meters.

> Again, many thanks for all of the responses.  You're a great bunch of
> friends.
> Bernie K5XS
> Honolulu

73 de Philippe - F6IFY

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