In a message dated 1/23/2007 10:18:46 A.M. Central America Standard ,
> I think I must go for a single Force 12 C3SS as high as possible. I cannot
go for a bigger antenna as the perimeter of the rotating antenna (turning
radius) will go too near my neighbours at a hight 26 feet. Going from C3SS
to a longer boom (C31XR) will raise turning radius from 13.6, to 23.8 feet
lowering allowable height to 13 feet. Modelling the bigger antenna at 13
feet shows inferior performance.
I've installed a couple of C3SSes and they work great. The plastic
element spacers are barely adequate but maybe you can make them more reliable.
As far as elements crossing over to the neighbor's property, you can
bend the element tips 90 degrees so they point at the ground and keep
on your side of the property line. If you fill the tip with sand and then
bend it, it won't kink but give you a nice radiused bend. And the DX stations
won't be able to tell the difference!
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