I have 2 Tennadyne T-8's, one at home QTH and one at cabin rental QTH. Good
antenna and they do well. IMO they don't have great front to back, but that
works great in contests. When W0DC and W0BV came to operate we took 1st USA
in CQWW RTTY WPX in 2000 and I would guess 90% of the Q's were with the T-8
log at 50'. As far as a comparison, I have a C3E at 50', almost exactly
the same height as a T-8 about 75 ft. away, and there is very little
difference in signal strength to DX. Have not noticed as much as 3 db
difference, unless some strange propagation circumstances.
It is pretty light and well constructed. I have had one up about 4 years
and the other one 2 years..no problems at this point. This is in the
mountains of CO. and we have no ice storms, earthquakes, tornados,
hurricanes, hail storms i.e disaster free location...just wind with tops at
I have no SWR over 2:1 on any band..
Chuck provides good support too and I would DEFINITELY talk to him about
stacking with 204ba.
Not familiar with T-7, why not T-8?
Hope this has been some help to you. GL
73 Ken W0LSD
At 08:02 AM 7/13/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I am looking to replace my Hygain DB10/15 Dualband beam with a
>Tennadyne T7 18-33 MHZ log. It would be located under my Hygain
>204BA (20 Meter Monobander).
>On the Tennadyne website it give the gain figure as
>"6.2 dBd"? I am not sure what dBd is? Should I subtract 3 from
>the figure to get the real DB gain?
>Anyone have this antenna and have a comment about it?
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