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Re: [TowerTalk] [SteppIR] 3El height

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [SteppIR] 3El height
From: Edward Sylvester <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 12:33:13 -0700 (PDT)
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I guess I want it all :-)  
  My first priority is to work DX, with various angles to different parts of 
the world.  For example, I want to be strong into Alaska and Central America, 
while having capability to break a pile up in Europe.
  It'd be nice to hear in two different directions, though not as vital with 
the Steppir, given that it has bi-directional capability.  Also, phasing the 
two will give my signal added punch, theoretically.
  Just trying to assess whether it's even worth it.....
  Ed NI6S

Mark Beckwith <> wrote:
  Ed, you didn't say what your design objective(s) is(are). Do you want to 
talk to your brother in Texas, win Sweepstakes, make the honor roll, or win 
W6 in the ARRL DX Contest? Oh, and of course ragchew with New Zealand.

You see what I'm asking, right?

There's a differeent answer for each of those possibile objectives, given 
your hardware.

Mark, N5OT

>Still in the planning stages of my antenna installation here in Los 
>Angeles. I have a 70' crank up tower (Hygain) and a Steppir 3 ele yagi. 
>Originally, I was planning to upgrade the yagi to 4 ele, with the 30/40m 
>dipole kit.

> Now I'm thinking of installing the 3 ele on a side arm and separate rotor 
> at 35-40' on the crank up tower and another Steppir 4 ele at 70+ (I could 
> use 20' chromally mast, giving me an etxtra 15'). Would I see any real 
> benefit to this? Or should I just go with my original plan?


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