My first posting to the list, and after lurking for several days, I must say
I'm impressed with the civility! As you no doubt know, that is not a
universal condtion of all lists.
Anyway, regarding verticals, I wanted to note that I am VERY pleased with my
GAP Titan DX vertical (others mileage may vary) and would recommend it
highly. Just make sure you read (and re-read) the instructions carefully
plus keep it away (30-ft. minimum I believe was their recommendation) from
other vertical or metallic structures. Mine was in stock at AES and arrived
in 48 hours.
No doubt this antenna has been discussed here in the past...it's quite a
contraption, but less than 2:1 across 40-10M and at least 100 kHz. on 75M
ain't to shabby. Oh yes, and it radiates well too!
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Reisert <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Low Band Verticals
> Hi Tom,
> Just for fun, today I tried to order from AES an MFJ-1792 vertical (yes, I
> spelled it correctly). AES no longer carries that antenna.
> So, I called MFJ. After a long search, a phone call cut off (!), etc. they
> determined that it (and the MFJ-1793) are not in stock but maybe available
> in 4 or so weeks!
> So, I hope that means they are still going to be available. Otherwise,
> all academic!
> Joe, W1JR
> At 02:48 PM 9/5/01 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> >On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 Bob Nielsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:00:20AM -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> > > Just don't take too seriously the blurb on the MFJ web site where it
> > > says "3 feet of ruthless radiating power".
> > That was a misprint. The antenna is 33 ft tall.
> > > >
> > > > I just purchased an MFJ-1793, modified to include 30M,
> > > > and plan on installing it in a clear field where the nearest
> > > > metal object, a 12X24 storage building is ~150 ft (1/2 WL)
> > > > away and the nearest towers are ~300 ft (1WL) away.
> > > > I will compare it with my Elevated GP and tree supported
> > > > wire vertical and report back to TowerTalk at a later date.
> > >
> > > Does MFJ supply the additional parts needed to lengthen the 20 meter
> > > stub for use on 30 meters? I suspect that if they came out with a
> > > new model which featured this, it might be popular, since many hams
> > > yagis/quads for 14 MHz and up and are looking to cover the lower
> > > frequencies.
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