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Re: [TowerTalk] Comparison between SteppIR and Cushcraft LogPeriodic?

To: David Hachadorian <>,Towertalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Comparison between SteppIR and Cushcraft LogPeriodic?
From: Edward Sylvester <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 20:38:06 -0700 (PDT)
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Plus, you'll expereinece more overload to your receiver, and potentially cause 
more interference with log, as it is broadbanded.  Heavier too!

David Hachadorian <> wrote:  
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" 
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:51 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Comparison between SteppIR and
Cushcraft Log Periodic?

> I'm looking to get a new antenna and would appreciate some
> comments on
> comparing the 3-element SteppIR and the 8-element
> Cushcraft log
> periodic.
> The performance in terms of gain, F/B, bandwidth, SWR,
> power rating
> and beamwidth are close enough to be a wash, so what about
> the other
> factors?

If you believe the manufacturers' numbers, you are giving up
over 2 dB of gain on most bands if you go with the
Cushcraft. That would be significant for me. Plus, there is
the old ham axiom of "LP's perform poorly over a wide range
of frequencies." Also, you don't hear of too many contesters
running Cushcraft LP's.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ


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