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Re: [TenTec] TenTec Digest, Vol 56, Issue 11

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec Digest, Vol 56, Issue 11
From: CATFISHTWO@aol.com
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 15:54:28 EDT
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If you ever go to Eham, I think you will find I am a real proponent of the  
Fan dipole  , home brew style.  and you don't have to spend $10,000 to  do it.
 BUT< you canalso do a good setup on the cheap if you keep your  eves open. 
How many times have you seen a tower given away for just taking it  down, 
antennas and all, or watch the used market for a deal??
I have a 15 foot tall create roof tower on my roof and I bought the steppir  
used for 500 bucks. and a 5 dollar ground rod and some # 8 wire gives me a 
good  dc ground. 
I probably have under $1000 in the whole thing.  I just keep an eye  open and 
get what I can when I can.  
Remember any antenna is better than no antenna at all, but when you use a  
random dipole and a tuner, you are leaving some of your power in the tuner, and 
for QRP that sucks..
 Just my opinion, YMMV
tom N6AJR
In a message dated 8/8/2007 9:02:02 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
tentec-request@contesting.com writes:

You are  correct... Some of us do not have $10,000 dollars
to spend for a   tower, or pole, ground system and Steppir

Paul Gates,  KD3JF
--- Ken Brown <ken.d.brown@hawaiiantel.net> wrote:

>  No doubt that Steppir antennas are really nice, and they
> can be  adjusted 
> for super low SWR on the line to the antenna, not  just
> between a tuner 
> and the  rig.  That is really  neat, and I'd love to have
> one myself. 
> However, it is not  necessary to have a Steppir or other
> remotely tunable 
> system,  or a multiple resonance antenna (such as one with

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