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Subject: [Towertalk] Hornet Antennas
From: (Wendell Wyly W5FL)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 21:26:51 -0500
I had one of the Hornet tri-banders and it worked well for a while.  This
was in 1974.  After a couple of seasons the traps quit working.  Turned out
that they had used copper coils and aluminum elements.  Every single joint
corroded from dis-similar metals and not a single trap was working after two
years.  The company went out of business, simply because it had no
engineering in the antenna design.  Yes, I certainly wished that I had
bought a Mosley as they worked for many years and were designed much better.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of David L. Thompson
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] 40 meters

The best Field Day antenna I have ever used was a Hornet (later Swan Hornet)
2 el 40 meter beam.

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