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[TowerTalk] 40M Quads

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 40M Quads
From: (Ron Stone)
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 19:09:14 +0100
In message <Pine.SOL.3.93.970508113515.7323J-100000@pegasus>, "Charles
H. Harpole" <> writes
>I " need" (not, "want" you see!) a 40 meter quad.  Donna want to build
>from scratch.  What about GEM Quad, do they make such?? 

This much I can tell you as the UK GemQuad dealer. No 40m quad from Gem
at present. My own feeling is that you may be able to do half the
spreader in aluminum and the outer part in Gem. But the stock Gem spider
would need reinforcing methinks. 

> Boomless and two
>element would be best.  I have a HBX Rohn waiting for it at 64 feet!
I hope that is a crank-up Charlie. I had a 2el 40 quad on a 95 ft tower. 
It blew everyone else on the band away. Unfortunately after 2 weeks the
wind blew IT away. It took me and entire week of vacation to put it up.
I did not feel like doing it again ! So I'm now using a Cushcraft. About
1- 1.5 s-units down I wud say.

>Any advice, parts availability, etc. will be appreciated.
>de K4VUD
>73, K4VUD
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