Although I don't have the specific details of the BCS, I can attest that it
really puts out a FB signal !
We were fortunate enough to have the loan of it for CY0AA in 1996 thanks to
the very gracious owners.
We worked the band dry every night on Top Band in the very middle of the
summer at the low spot in the
solar cycle. Erecting the aluminum version it in the windy climes of Sable
and anchoring it in sand was an expereince in itself-HI!
Never heard tell of the wire version (sorry), but I would think you'd need a
pretty tall tree to hang it from.
Hearing that name brought back good memories of the antenna and the kind
fellows that loaned it to us.
We had a great time with it.
73 and have fun !
It's a keeper !
- Mike VE9AA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Nathan" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 2:17 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] The Battle Creek Trapper
> Hi All,
> I am still gathering and evaluating information on possible antennas for
> 160. I am looking very hard at something called the Battle Creek Trapper
> which seems to be the wire version of the Battle Creek Special which, from
> what I gather, has made quite a name for itself in the dx community.
> If anyone on the list has used either the Battle Creek Special or the wire
> version, please write to me concerning your experiences. IN specific, if
> you have used coaxial traps, how broadbanded were they? What were your on
> air results?
> thanks much and 73.
> Kevin, K7RX :)
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