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[Towertalk] more on the SteppIR

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Subject: [Towertalk] more on the SteppIR
From: (Steve Katz)
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 07:27:04 -0700

> I just compared the 3 element SteppIR to the Tennadyne T6 and other than
> the
> fact that the SteppIR costs over $1000 and the T6 is about $500 I cannot
> find a significant difference. I do not operate 6 meters so that is not of
> any value to me.
> Why would I spend twice as much and introduce moving parts and the risk of
> a
> mechanical failure? Help me understand.
> //Not to add confusion, but the SteppIR should have vastly better F/B, and
> probably a bit more gain, on 20 meters, which is the "main band" for many
> operators.  It also has the ability to F/B reverse instantly, without
> rotation, kind of neat.  The LPDAs, including the Tennadyne which I own
> and use myself, doesn't have much of a F/B on 20, especially on higher
> angle (local) signals -- this can be a bad thing, in a contest.  So, I
> view the SteppIR as a very different antenna -- although I don't have one,
> so can't do any actual comparing.  -WB2WIK/6
> Thanks,
> Bruce k1MY
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