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[TowerTalk] C4XL Driven Element Placement

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Subject: [TowerTalk] C4XL Driven Element Placement
From: (Dick Hanson)
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 11:35:28 -0500
Hi Mike....
While I can't help you with your specific problem, I will share my
experiences with you with my Force products. I have a 120' rotating Rohn 45
tower with the following Force antennae on it: 4el 20/ 2el 40 at 100'; 4el
15/4el 10 at 80'; 4el 15/4el 10 at 50'; 4el 20 at 40'. Both 20 meter
antennae work very well. The 2el 40 works well, but was a nightmare to tune
up as you have to take it up and down the tower several times to get it
tuned. Both 10/15 duobanders are lousy....bad swr and wrong boom dimensions
with element to boom brackets mounted in the wrong places. Like pulling
teeth to get any help from the company. Am taking down both of the
duobanders and putting up single monoband ants for 10 and 15 (not Force).
Good luck
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From: Michael McLaughlin <>
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Date: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 10:20 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] C4XL Driven Element Placement

>Hello and happy holidays to all fellow towertalk ppl out there.I have a
>problem here with my C4-XL antenna here by force 12 and was wondering if
>anyone can help me.First of all when I brought the antenna here the boom
>was crushed by UPS was it had to be made over again.Force customer
>sevice so not so helpful but in time I got my new boom.Now I have
>another problem with the boom here and I am still waiting for a response
>from force 12 after sending pictures to them about my problem here.My 40
>meter driver I think is not in the right place on the boom.When I
>measured my 185 inches from the end of the boom for the ez mount boom to
>mast bracket it placed it going thru the hairpin tuning of the 40 meter
>element here.The swr is fine and where it should be on the ground but
>droppes to 4.26mhz when My tower is cranked up.:(.Does anyone out there
>have the measure meusurement between that 40 meter driver and the coller
>on that boom section.Or have any measurements at all so I can get this
>antenna fixed.If anyone wants apic of my problem I will send them one.I
>now just getting a little tired of waiting for force 12 to responce
>here.I also wonder how many other people have had problems like this
>with costumer servicce of force 12.I really like the antenna.It works
>very well for me but I should think that if people send over 800.oo
>dollars for their product they should help thier custumers out a little
>faster and better.
>    Merry christmas ya,all and happy new year Mike K5QF
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