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[TowerTalk] Telrex v. Cushcraft, etc.

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Telrex v. Cushcraft, etc.
From: (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:37:18 -0500 (EST)
I can definitely see the advantage of limiting one's self to the 
four-element Cushcraft (for instance) and have a big stack of those.  
They're "off the shelf" and relatively affordable, practically a 
disposable antenna -- if they break, fix 'em if possible, buy a 
replacement if not.  I note many of the big New England stations use this 
approach, not as likely to go with 48' booms, homebrew, etc. as we do 
here.  Of course we all know in New England all you need is a TH6 at 40'.

In a previous message I used the fine Force-12 antennas as an example of 
the opposite end of the spectrum from Telrex; Force-12 made their antenna 
as lightweight as possible using the rapid taper; Telrex seemed to make 
theirs as heavy as possible.  But the Force-12 antennas seem to be as 
well designed and made as Telrex, but with a totally different mechanical 

73 - Rich Boyd, KE3Q

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