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Subject: [TowerTalk] Please your opinion of C31XR
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:54:32 EDT
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Lots of Pros & Cons!
Some of the Cons:
Yes- the TH7DX has traps, and the C31XR has flimsy elements that  bounce 
around in the wind incl. the driven element that detunes performance in  windy 
conditions, and the SteppIR has motors which can go out.
(one went out on me and if a director or reflector motor goes out on a 3 or  
4 element it's hard to diagnose)
All of the above are pretty good antennas when working  properly!
Dick- K9OM
In a message dated 3/12/2007 12:41:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

The TH7  uses lots of traps.  You can read what F12 thinks of traps and  read
the tribander report from Steve.

I have used C3's in the past  and in my experience the C3's performed just as
well as the  TH7.

What you would be gaining with the C31 is not having to worry  about trap

Another alternative that I would suggest would  be the SteppIR 4ele.  Now you
can add a dipole element for  30/40m.  With the SteppIR you now have a 4 ele
beam on 10, 12, 15, 17  and 20 meters.  Add the 2 passive elements on 6m and
you have a decent  6m antenna.  6 meters will be back soon and it is a fun
band.  No  the SteppIR does not equal some of the long boom M2 6m beams but
you will  work plenty with it.  

I own two SteppIR's and they work very well  especially on the WARC bands
where there are not that many that have  multiple elements.

Good luck

Mike W0MU 

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Please your  opinion of C31XR

In a message dated 3/10/2007 8:29:50 A.M. Pacific  Standard Time, writes:

> I want  to know your opinion about C31XR because i want to buy a  good 
>  antenna that works 10M, 15M and 20M in monobands in just one  boom. I  
> have TH7DX but i want to get better my station. Also i know   about 
> other antennas such as Steppir 4 element wich works WARC  bans  its 
> specifications are good in 10M, 15M and 20M. If anyone  knows about  
> other antennas please just tell me.

Well, actually the TH7 is a really good  performing tribander. So  is the
C31 but since they're similar boomlengths, the  performance is  similar. I
don't know how much you'd be actually gaining by  upgrading  to the C31. You
could read all about both of those antennas and a   bunch more in our
tribander comparison report available from  _www.championradio.com_
(  under   Publications. Real live on-the-air
data is in there and it's  interesting  reading besides.

Steve     K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
Cell:  206-890-4188

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