WOW !!! Look on QRZ.com at KH7XS, Now that will be a nice set up.
My son is stationed at Pearl, I may need to come see him. Need any ground
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Johnson" <email@example.com>
Cc: <Cqtestk4xs@aol.com>; <TOWERTALK@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem...size wires? ala KH6
> Would it be possible to locate the SteppIR controller at the base of
> the tower and remotely control the controller itself from the shack?
> I think there are software programs that allow you to control the
> controller via computer. You could have a computer at the base of the
> tower connected to the SteppIR controller. The computer could then be
> remotely connected to a computer in the shack via ethernet cable,
> WiFi, or whatever.
> I'd consider something like this before I gave up on that dream 150' tower
> Can I visit sometime? :-) :-) I sure love Hawaii!
> On 6/18/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Bill, I would be very concerned about using a 650' control cable for this
>> antenna after reading about all of AH6FC's problems with a four element
>> SteppIR and a 500' cable. You'll need the factory to assure you that
>> antenna is designed to work with such a long cable before purchasing it
>> shipping it to Hawaii.
>> John KK9A
>> To: TOWERTALK@contesting.com
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem...size wires? ala KH6
>> From: k4xs
>> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 02:32:36 EDT
>> List-post: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I have been following this thread with great interest.....
>> My house out here in KH6 should be finished by July and I hope to get my
>> tower up after that. My permit has been approved for a 150 footer. The
>> problem is in order to get it to that height approved by the county I
>> position the tower about 500 feet from the house. (long story...the
>> in the building dept are afraid of it falling over sideways exactly 150
>> Loss is not too big a problem since I plan on using 7/8 inch Heliax.
>> However, I am planning to run three SteppIRs...two 4 el and one MonstIR
>> 29, 56 and 90+ feet in phase, with a smaller tribander (maybe an A-3 or
>> whatever I can scrape up and a M2 for 40 at 150 ft.
>> My question is this...what gauge wire is SteppIR selling for their longer
>> runs? I have a bunch of very nice stuff (rat shack with braided cable
>> thousand feet, packed away somewhere in boxes I plan on using).
>> I could bring the tower closer to the house but that would mean shrinking
>> progressively as it gets closer to the house, since the lot is kinda
>> shaped and get narrower where the house is.
>> Bill KH7XS/K4XS
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