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Subject: [TowerTalk] TA-33 plus plus
From: (Lee Buller)
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 08:31:58 -0500
At 11:41 AM 7/11/97 CST, you wrote:
>I have a TA33 at  80 ft and it serves well as an outstanding dummy load.
>Nick - WA4GKM

So, I take it you cannot work anyone?  You can't work DX with it?  Nick, the
TA-33 was never meant to be a killer antenna, but it is a good antenna.  For
the dollars, it is a good investment.  They are tough, rugged and simple.
Granted they are no TH6 or TH7 or KT34XA...but they do serve a purpose.
Even Mosley understands that when they went design happy several years ago
and produced their current line.

But, the TA-33 should not be ignored as a general all around beam.  They are
light, easy to put up, does not take a hugh rotor to turn them, can be put
on very light towers and poles, and they are easy to repair.

I will be replacing my TA-33 with a used TH6 this summer, but the TA-33 will
be mounted at 30 feet pointed west...and it will be taken to FD.  Why am I
replacing it?  Obviously, the TH6 will perform better than the TA-33, but I
don't know if by much.  Only in tight situations that might be true.  But,
there are other reasons as well:  1.  Something to do that is different.  2.
Getting ready for the increased sunspot activity.  3.  I need a good FD beam.

You might not get the DX station on the first call, but you will get them.
It is far from a dummy load.  IMHO.

Lee Buller

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