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.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]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.