Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Please note that in my original post I explained why I was asking the
questions in a public forum - to stimulate debate over the various antenna
values. I hardly think the best place to get an unbiased opinion of a
product is from the manufacturer, and if I had done that I would not have
benefited from the many responses I've received from this forum.
I'm very pleased with what I've learned by asking the question, and I was
NOT questioning the free market system - I was soliciting opinions, and it
Frank - W0ECS
PS - DITTO your comment about an American mfr.
>I'm a happy user of a C-3. It went together as advertised, worked right
off, held up in gale-force winds (which the Cushcraft didn't). This is the
first spring in which I did not have to rebuild my beam. I like it. It
works. I don't even remember what I paid for it.
>I'm wondering why you publically ask why it cost so much. Why do you think
that this is a suitable topic for the reflector? Why don't you ask Tom at
Force 12 directly?
>The American way is to let the market decide. No one is being compelled to
buy a Force 12 antenna. By golly, it is a pleasure to see an American
company take a chance in the ham business.
>L. Dennis Shapiro
>Please note recent e-mail address change.
> MY NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: firstname.lastname@example.org
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