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[TowerTalk] Sommer Antennas ?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Sommer Antennas ?
From: w2up@Op.Net (Barry Kutner)
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 13:07:32 +0000
On 26 Mar 97, Steve Sacco KC2X <> wrote:

> What scientific measurements do you base your inference that they are not
> good antennas?
> Surely you are not slamming them based solely on the logic that "more people
> would be using it".  Surely you are more responsible than that!
Steve - About 7 years ago, when I was putting together my 
tower/antennas, I asked around on the NE Packet Cluster 
(pre-Internet days) about Sommer antennas, as they do look good in 
their ads. Most of the replies from well-respected contesters/big 
guns said "they don't work well." Most of this info was admittedly 
second-hand. But that was good enough for me (and I'm happy with my 
TH7s). I don't believe expense is the issue - there are plenty of 
781s, FT1000s, etc. out there in the world of many cheaper radios.
73 Barry

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