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Subject: [TowerTalk] re TitanDX
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 22:07:34 +0000
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As a vertical Titan DX is up to par on 20, 17 and maybe 15.   Not too good 
on 10 and probably 12.   useable on 40 but you'd be better off with a 1/4 w. 
base fed pipe and some radials.  on 80 it's pretty bad.   But hey, it's a 
multi multi band antenna so there are some tradeoffs.    If you are looking 
for vertical antenna advice for HF, I'd have at least two:  a steppIR for 
10-40, and some sort of 50 or 60 foot base fed vertical radiator over 
radials for 80 with a wire off the top and a trap on it, to make it work as 
an inverted L on 160.   That combination will in my opinion (and if properly 
set up) do a lot more for you.    It's just basically impossible to have one 
good antenna for such a wide frequency range regardless of what the ads say. 
   If your Titan experience is like mine, expect a certain amount of fussing 
with the antenna to get it to work right; put a line isolator in the feed 
between ur coax and Gap's yellow 8X coming out of the antenna.   An swr 
analyzer will make adjusting it way easier.


rob / k5uj

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