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Subject: [TowerTalk] Good antennae for stroke-1 HF operation?
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Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 12:33:26 -0700
Good morning, Peter.

It sounds like a great trip. It also might be that you have limited space to 
pack an antenna. We make the widest variety of portable and DXpedition 
antennas. They range from everything you would need for a multi-multi packed 
in 48" containers to ones that can fit in your briefcase or suitcase.

We make a "packable" vertical that is in 24" sections and is similar to a 
tent pole in construction (shock chord between sections). The diameter is 
larger than the typical tent pole and, of course, it is longer. The 
verticals come in a very workable configuration for 40 through 10 mtrs or 20 
through 10 mtrs. 

The vertical is full size on all bands and each shock-chord section is 
arranged so that is makes the proper length for the various bands. When they 
are all together, it is full size for 40 mtrs. The antenna is 
self-supporting (unless you get some strong winds when using 40 mtrs). If 
you only want 20 on up, the antenna is obviously shorter.

The entire package weighs only a few pounds and comes complete with base 
insulator and ground mounting post. Radials are required 2 elevated is 
best), as 1/4 wavelength verticals need a current return. Feed it with RG-8X 
and you are in business. The VSWR will be about 1.5:1 or less. It will be 
less (closer to 1:1) if the ground losses are not zero.

Please let us know how we can assist you.

Have a good day and 73,
                        Tom, N6BT
                        Force 12 Antennas and Systems
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