In a message dated 9/8/01 3:43:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Have you tried tuning the Force 12 coil/hairpin combo on their 40M
> yagi antennas? Equally a pain.
Well, all you have to do is squeeze it in or stretch it out. Typically
you can reach it from the tower so it's not too bad but you're right.
> IMHO potential quad owners need a tilt over tower, a HAZER tower or a
> friend with a cherry picker. Antenna planning always has to consider
> getting the antenna up, tuned and repaired!
When I worked at W6ISQ, he had a scaffolding installed that made nice and
easy. But you're right again.
> Fortunately, I realized that fact of life before trying to use a quad.
Actually my first gain antenna was a 2L triband quad and K7WA and I spent
a whole Saturday screwing around with the tuning. That was it for quads. That
and the fact that I wanted to put a 40M yagi up too and couldn't do it with
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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