At 06:29 AM 6/14/2007, Bob Maser wrote:
>Surely you don't expect a 4 element on a 26 foot boom to be
>competition for a 4 element SteppIR on a 32 or 34 foot , do you? I
>was just leveling the playing field by taking the boom from a 205BA
>and taking away one of the directors.
>The day that some company comes out with an antenna that can vary
>the length of the elements and change spacings between the elements,
>then I will consider buying one,
Some further thoughts..
Say you had a 3 el dual axis steppir.. it would have 5 positioners (3
element lengths, 2 spacings)..
The question would be whether a 5 adjustable element, with fixed
spacings, could get the same performance.
The fixed boom, 5 element antenna would be mechanically simpler.
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