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Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem...size wires? ala KH6

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR problem...size wires? ala KH6
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:13:17 -0700
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Wouldn't it be simpler to design a proper line driver that would 
interface the SteppIR controller to a long cable?

Dave  AB7E

Kelly Johnson wrote:
> 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.

> On 6/18/07, <> 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 this
>> antenna is designed to work with such a long cable before purchasing it and
>> shipping it to Hawaii.
>> John KK9A

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