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Re: [TowerTalk] Ideal DXP Antenna

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ideal DXP Antenna
From: Steve Katz <>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 11:32:16 -0800
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HexBeam is light, goes together quickly, rotates easily, can break down like
a tent and be packed in 10 mins...

LPDA like the T-6 actually does break down into sections less than 60" long
each, but it's a lot of parts to put together and take apart and requires a
much stronger support/rotator; otherwise might not be a bad choice.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Wagner []
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 11:33 AM
To: 'Bill'
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ideal DXP Antenna

> Hello,
> While at Ascension Island, Jan K4QD and I discussed antennas 
> and what would be the ideal antenna for us during the low sun 
> spot cycle.  We came up with a 3 element beam for 20-17-15 
> meters.  Keeping in mind the weight.  Most airlines now 
> limited you to 2 bags @ 50 pounds.  
> Looking around I see Force-12 makes one (DXer/S) but it is 
> too costly and heavy to carry around.  We thought of the 
> Cushcraft A3S.  What do we need to do to modify this antenna 
> from 10-15-20 to 15-17-20 ????  Any ideas?  Can if be down 
> using same hardware?
> With a antenna for these bands we can also carry the Force-12 
> Sigma-5 and vertical dipole for 30/40 meters.
> Thanks,
> Bill W4WX

What about a small Log Periodic?

73, John W8JJW


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