I agree you you Bruce,
Ive had several beams up at 100' and my 3 ele SteppIR has out preformed and
lot my fun than the others with out a tunner.
My friend says, You can call them or you can work them. :-)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] step away from stepIR
> Although we all have a right to our opinions, for me I have found that the
> SteppIR beam (3 element in my
> case) has far outperformed my previous 2 beams.
> I like the ability to of the beam to play well at the bottom of the cw
> portion of each band and also at the top
> of the phone bands. All of my previous beams forced me to compromise at
> one end or the other. The
> 180 degree shift has been an absolute pleasure during a contest!
> Mechanically (and electrically), my SteppIR has performed (so far....only
> been up about 9 months) well.
> There are an awful lot of satisfied customers all over the world.
> Unfortunately, we often only hear from those that have problems and as a
> result think that there are
> pervasive problems. Those that are happy, often are too busy using the
> beam to chime in with the good
> 73 from a happy customer.
> Bruce, WA3AFS
> On 11 Jun 2007 at 11:44, k2vi wrote:
>> this is exactaley why i would never use a stepir.problems have to crop
>> up.maybe in 6 months or 6 years.i will stay with any yagi and not have
>> to ever worry about failure.that is unless your rich and own a
>> crane.lets face it they dont work any better or worse than a
>> conventional antenna with the same footprint.
>> tony k2vi
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