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[TowerTalk] Force 12 advice please

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Force 12 advice please
From: (Steve Narducci)
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 10:41:15 -0500
Ok fellow hams, I have seen several things about force 12
and now have their catalog in hand.  It looks to me that
this is a compromise antenna seeing that there doesn't look
to be enough elements per band, if you follow what I mean.
Maybe I am wrong but I am wanting to erect this 100 ft 
tower that is laying out in my back yard.  I have a 4 
element, 20 year old Swan tribander on a 24 ft boom. And I 
had planned on putting a 2 element 40 meter cushcraft yagi
above it at 110 ft.  
        My question, is it worth the $900 to invest in 
this force 12 that has "all bands"  like the c4xl model?
Boy, I would hate to see this thing wiped out by lightning,
wind, ice or whatever at this altitude not to mention the
loss of dollars, time, and effort involved in replacing it.
        I am not saying that the Swan would not do the same
thing but it was basically free of charge to me.  
        Next question for you that have experience in rotors,  what is a good 
 I am currently looking at 
the yeasu g-1000sdx.  It claims to rated at 23.5 sq. ft.
Is that realistic?  I have heard of a few of my friends
complain cause they had to repair or replace a tailtwister.
        So that I only put up one tower, one antenna 
system, and one rotor for many years to come without 
spending $5000, is there an answere for me?
        Spring is almost here and I am getting itchy to 
put something up out here.  Thanks to all, 73's and 
great!  dxing......
Steve Narducci   NW9G

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