I have a 3 element SteppIR. I'm happy with performance, but I don't
claim it has performance superior to alternatives. It is a
compromise. IMO, it is the best compromise for urban/suburban
dwellers who often have to sacrifice performance in order to satisfy
the aesthetic, weight, low windload, and small tower requirements most
of us living in densely populated neighborhoods must deal with. It's
hard to beat the aesthetics, windload, etc. of a 6 band antenna with
only 3 elements in the air when it comes to these tangential
On 6/11/07, Bill Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 15:00:18 -0400, "Tom Rauch" <email@example.com>
> >It isn't how an antenna really works that matters. The only
> >thing that really matters is how we feel about it.
> >I've worked VK several times from my mobile on 160, and even
> >Europe on SSB 160. I've worked VK3IM while he was mobile a
> >dozen times or more on 160. In all cases antenna efficiency
> >was less than 1% and power less than 400W, only 100W for the
> >VK3 who used to work me.
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> Spot on, as they say.
> SteppIR is becoming a religion, much like Collins.
> Bill W6WRT
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