Here's a challenge to SteppIR wannabes:
Figure out how to make the elements of retractable
tubing, so when not in use, they collapse down to
3 feet (each side) or whatever. This would reduce
the 2 element antenna to the size of a TV antenna when not in
use. This might be a big advantage for restricted
QTH's. The antenna could have an additional "5 meter"
band setting which would qualify it as a channel 2
TV antenna for legal purposes.
For ideas, study those retractable car radio antennas.
(4 element SteppIR owner)
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
TowerTalk mailing list