I would just like to thank everyone who had replied to my question.
As I thought the Celwave Super Stationmaster appears to be the winner. The
model is the PD620, which is the heavy duty version of the two
"Stationmaster" antennas Celwave manufacturers.
My plans are to put one at the top of my 110 foot rotation tower (see
http://www.w2fla.com) . With the property at over 2000 feet above sea
level on top of this mountain, it should work gang busters. I am also
going two install (2) Cubex 8 element 2 meter quads (vertically stacked) at
the 80-90 foot mark for pin point communications. Of course I will use all
hard line and a switch box on the tower to switch between antennas. The
hard line is necessary since the tower is 300 feet behind the house. So
any of you guys in VK or ZL land make sure you listen for me on 146.52 very
Again, thanks to all who gave me their opinion.
At 07:28 PM 7/13/02 -0700, you wrote:
>A proper answer to your question must consider WHICH "Super Stationmaster"
>antenna you are comparing to the DB616. If the choice was between the DB616
>and the PD220-2 Super Stationmaster, I would choose the DB616. But, if the
>choice was between the DB616 and the PD620-2 Super Stationmaster, I would
>choose the PD620-2.
>The Celwave catalog identifies both the PD220 and the PD620 series antennas as
>"Super Stationmaster" but notes that the PD620 series is an "extra-rugged"
>version of the PD220. Among the differences are a 3.5 inch base diameter
>versus 2.75 inches, and the fiberglass radome is thicker, larger, and much
>stronger. It's also VERY expensive! Choose wisely...
>73, Eric Lemmon WB6FLY
>Sherman Leifer wrote:
> > Does anyone out there have experience with the following antennas and can
> > give me their opinion of both for repeater and base use.
> > Celwave Super Stationmaster
> > DB Products Model DB616
> > Both are for two meters and appear to have similar specifications. I am
> > looking for an opinion as to which one will stand up better to lighting and
> > harsh winter weather with lots of wind and possible ice.
> > Thanks Much!!
> > Sherman
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