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'
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