I don't want to get into an arguement or start a new thread but a C31 will
not make you a "big" gun. I have the little brother of the C31- the C3E. I
love the antenna, it is small, works great and I have done better in the
contests and chasing DX than I thought possible but... I am no big gun. The
other suggestions that Pete has given you are also excellent antennas and
you will most work everything you can hear. If you want to be a big gun,
you'll need to get out your checkbook because you'll need stacked beams and
more than one tower.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Peter Larsen
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 11:01 AM
To: dan r goddard; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Help with antenna
The first question to ask is what do you want to do?
If you want to be a big gun, dx/contester on 10/15/20
Go with the C-31. Second choise would be the Skyhawk
If you want to have a good signal on 10/15/20 and still
play on the WARC bands the TH-11 is a great choice.
If so you might also want to look at the F-12 XR5.
The other two antennas you mention I am not too
familiar with so can't comment. But at VE6OA we
have a Skyhawk at 100 feet and have used TH-6s
any where from 35 feet to 65 feet and they work well.
The TH-6 isn't too far off of the TH-11 on 10/15/20.
Pictures from VE6AO
I hope this helps a bit.
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Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
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