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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 20, Issue 96
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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Re: Quad vs SteppIR (Richard M. Gillingham)
   2. Quad vs SteppIR (ABowenN4OO)
   3. 40m Cushcraft vs HyGain (joe sloss)
   4. Installing large Yagi (Thomas C. Cogsdell)
   5. a shortwave antenna with a steerable horizontal pattern
   6. Re: Ham IV rotor (
   7. Quad dimensions? (RICHARD BOYD)
   8. Re: [CQ-Contest] Re: [TowerTalk] spider balls
      (Stuart Santelmann KC1F)
   9. help identifying tower (Ross, Kimble)
  10. Re: Ham IV rotor (Tom Anderson)
  11. RE: Re: [TowerTalk] Fw: [SteppIR] Real Problem for Antenna
      Exper        ts (Bill Aycock)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 16:50:28 -0400
From: "Richard M. Gillingham" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Quad vs SteppIR
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I suppose that's possible.  I'm at 45 ft.  the other guys vary from 35 to
120 ft.  quads, yagis and one lp.  It appears to me that my Mosley CL33
that I took down when I put up the Steppir was noisy in the rain, but since

I didn't buy the new one for that attribute, and I can't do an A/B one
against the other, it's pretty subjective...


If we can just get Frances to pass us by and continue out to sea.......

Gil, W1RG
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From: "Mel" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 4:43 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Quad vs SteppIR

> I've noticed that here too. Often my antennas on a 150' tower will be
> unusable, but antennas on a nearby 50' are relatively quiet. All are
> monoband aluminium yagis.
> John says:
> There are times during storms that my upper antennas have heavy static
> the lower ones are much quieter.  Perhaps your antenna is low and less
> prone
> to static than your buddies?
> Mel...
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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 17:57:50 -0400
From: ABowenN4OO <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Quad vs SteppIR
To: Bill Ogden <>
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I took down my Lightning Bolt quad, which had been on a 70 ft tower for 9
years. I replaced it with the 3 el SteppIR.

The first thing I noticed on 20M, was that I had to point the antenna in
the direction I wanted to talk instead of just aiming it north and covering

a 90+ degree swath. As soon as I tried 17 and 15M, I knew something was
working better. Perhaps some of the apparent difference was due to the feed

system of the quad. I don't know and at this point, don't care. I call:
they come back.

The other bands, 12 and 10 M, have not been open when I am active, so no
experience there.

I felt that I was reasonably competitive with the quad, or I would have
changed antennas sooner. I feel that I have made a significant improvement,

both transmitting and receiving, with the SteppIR.

I never did have a wire failure with this quad. I had yearly problems with
other designs.

Sopchoppy, FL


Message: 7
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:06:16 -0400
Subject: [TowerTalk] Quad dimensions?
To: "towertalk reflector" <>
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Anyone have really good 4-element (20, 15 and 10) quad dimensions --
spacings, wire lengths on each element, etc.?  73 - Rich, KE3Q



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