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[TowerTalk] Force 12 80M rotary dipole

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Force 12 80M rotary dipole
From: (Rick Craig, N6ND)
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 01:56:05 +0000
Let's see, a dipole that's a 1/4 wave above ground.  That should be a real
cloud warmer, errr.. I mean barn-burner.  Now if you had that antenna at
a 1/2 wave (and could keep it up) you would really have something to talk

73 Rick, N6ND

At 10:02 AM 7/16/97 -0400, wrote:
>Howdy, TowerTalkians --
>      Just put a Force 12 180C rotary dipole up for N7OS this weekend. It's
>the biggest one and gives the most bandwidth. It's BIG - 83 feet long!
>    It's on a 72 foot crankup in a residential neighborhood in an okay
>location. The owner was apprehensive about it as we had some initial tuning
>problems. After getting it working, we went in to the shack to check it out.
>His first contact was Antarctica - EM1HO! (I think that was the call.) The
>next night he worked an I2 station - EU from the Pacific NW in the middle of
>summer! Needless to say, he's plenty happy with it now.
>     Just thought you'd like to know.
>73,  Steve  K7LXC
Rick Craig, N6ND

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