At 05:36 PM 2/27/03 -0400, Carl Smidt wrote:
>Go for the SteppIR at 70 feet and it will out do your large tri-bander at
>100 feet, no contest.
Whoah there. There are way too many variables in the equation to make such
a categorical statement. Take-off angle, target area, band, all need to be
taken into account. The SteppIR at 70 feet will make a fine WARC antenna,
no doubt, as would the T-10. The big tribander at 100 ft (KT-36XA, Bruce?)
will beat it into Europe from Arizona most of the time, though.
I guess I'd be a little concerned if I was running a fussy amp into the
T-10, because there are frequencies where its SWR is relatively high. On
the other hand, I don't think anyone yet knows enough about the long-term
durability of the SteppIR in high sun, high-temperature environments like
Bruce's. I dunno if Bruce is thinking of it also as a second radio antenna
for contesting, in which case the retune time *might* be an issue.
73, Pete N4ZR
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