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Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIir vs C31XR

To: Natan Huffman <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIir vs C31XR
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 10:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
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This is a good idea, a good 3rd party analisys.

The only think that will not include this "Antenna
report" will be  the operational problems that some
users claim and others say  never fail to them

My personal, very personal  point of view , i will
never like an antenna that need an "OIL CHANGE or need
a Jumper start" when want to use it, in my case  the
station is without use several weeks or months durign
the year, my time is limited to use the station in
contest most of the time only,  the installations i
made in the past years looks free of problem and
provide confidence to use it and have no problems 
during the Contest .

My area is not soo bad in WX, wind moderate  the most
is a broken rotor - that fail will not repeat again-,
limited rain,  my area is only earthquake Area, in
that case  if fail will fail  all the installation.

For my point of view,  my choice is the less
problematic  antenna in general based in the best
installation i can get  , with the plus of the less
maintenance possible
I like the FEDEX and UPS overnight service, but not
for antenna's  repairs.

I'm reading all the inputs in this topic, learning
from others is good, tnx for share

--- Natan Huffman <> wrote:

> Why not convince Steve and Ward to resurrect their
> toys and do a 2nd
> generation comparison of antennas using the C31XR
> and the SteppIr.  At least
> you would have a standard to compare forward gain,
> f/b and possibly other
> parameters too.  After that's done figure out how
> much value FOR YOU lies
> within the SteppIr's ability to reverse direction
> and provide little VSWR
> and of course price.   Minimize the hysteria, as
> with either antenna, after
> spending that much money, it MUST be
> better...convince yourself!
> 73
> Natan W6XR
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Hector Garcia XE2K / XF1K
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