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PRO-67C, Any Comments?

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Subject: PRO-67C, Any Comments?
From: (Robert Chudek)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 13:58:41 +0100
Hello Steve,

   What yagi antenna configuration would you recommend for a 90 foot
self-supporting tower rated at 15 sq ft load, and be able to operate
all bands 10m through 40m?

   I will be moving soon and want to "do it all" on a Universal 90-15
tower which I already own.  It will be installed on an 80' X 120'
city lot.

   73 de Bob - K0RC

At 03:12 AM 7/26/96 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 96-07-23 07:07:48 EDT, you write:
>>I am putting up new antennas, and I am seriously considering the PRO-67C.
>>Gain on all bands ('cept for 30, but it works there) 40-10. I realize that
>>its heavy, but I would have it all covered with one skyhook.
>Hi, Bill --
>        I've been a professional tower and antenna installer since 1982 and
>have worked on over 100 amateur stations in western Washington.  I write "Up
>The Tower" in CQ Contest magazine; before that for over 4 years in the NCJ.
> Also am a contester and former National Sales Manager for Hy-Gain Amateur
>Products.  I presented a paper at the Dayton contest forum this year on
>"building a one tower station".  
>     Having said that, I do not recommend the bigger Mosley antennas to
>anyone.  While they have robust mechanical designs and decent SWR, their
>performance is not on a level with the TH7DX or KT34XA.  The patterns are
>"soft" (read little or no FB or FS) and few competitive contesters have them
>in their arsenal.  After my presentation above, a guy came up and asked me
>why I didn't recommend Mosley antennas.  I told him that that was the reason;
>I didn't recommend the Mosleys.  If you are interested, I can send you a copy
>of my article that the Dayton presentation was based on.  Send me your postal
>address and I'll be happy to send you a copy.  BTW, there are two local guys
>that would be willing to give you a bargain on a PRO67; I can give you their
>phone numbers.  BTW, the performance, or lack of, is why they are selling
>     Their performance doesn't have anything to do with the myriad problems
>of being a small business. 
>     The compromises and deficiencies of multiband trapped antennas are
>becoming more clear.  With trapless multiband antenna designs such as the
>Force 12 and others, I predict that the era of trapped antennas is coming to
>a close.  The lid is being lowered on the coffin of trapped antennas.  BTW,
>this year is the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the TH6DX.       73,
> Steve  K7LXC

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