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[TowerTalk] Full Sized 40M Yagi Sources

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Full Sized 40M Yagi Sources
From: (W9JA Paul Hellenberg)
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 23:26:35 -0600
Hi Bill

Thanks for summary.  

I think the M2 price in the end may be a good deal. I think this shows 
why most of the big stuff is mostly Homebrew.

73 Paul W9JA

At 11:21 AM 11/25/97 -0500, Bill Fisher - W4AN wrote:
>I thought I would summarize what I have found so far.? I have not made a 
>decision as of yet.
>1.? M2 - Makes a 3 element full sized yagi on a 4" boom with 3" center 
>elements.? Rated for 125MPH survival.? Weighs 350lbs or so.? Cost $2500? 
>They have also offered to custom build a yagi on a 3" boom with survival 
>to 100MPH for the same price.? It's more work for them to custom make an 
>antenna, thus the price.? 
>2.? F12 - Doesn't offer a full sized 40M yagi but I have been talking 
>with Tom about a custom job using the parts of the elements he uses for 
>the EF80 80M rotary dipole.? Price not determined yet.
>3.? DX Engineering - Bill is out of the antenna business but is still 
>doing switches and phasing boxes.? He did say that he would build a 40M 
>yagi since it did not require the insulators that he used on all his 
>other yagis (that became expensive).? Cost: $2500?? He is not doing it 
>full time any more and said that I would have to be patient with delivery.
>4.? Texas Towers - Sells the aluminum and Gerald offered to help me with 
>the design of the elements and the boom.? 
>It's amazing to me that nobody sells a full sized 3 element 40M yagi that 
>isn't a custom job, oversized job, or part time job.? I know it's a 
>limited market, but there are more people making 2 element 80M solutions 
>than they are 3el full sized 40M solutions. 
>I think each of these sources have their positives and negatives.? I 
>can't say which is best.? I would say this is an individual decision and 
>I would suggest doing your own research on the subject.
>Bill, W4AN
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