> Lee Wical wrote:
>> Bottom line! Why buy Force 12?
> Sometimes they have just what you need. For example, I needed a good
> portable antenna to take to the beach for IOTA operation. The Force 12
> Sigma 5, a five band vertical dipole, fit the bill exactly. It broke
> down into a two foot long bundle and went together easily and was in
> operation in about 10 minutes.
> Their antennas work as well or better than the competition. My
> EF-420/240 was an excellent performer...particularly on 20, where it was
> every bit as good, if not better, than my old HyGain 204BA.
> Refusing to buy from an irritating company is akin to cutting off your
> nose to spite your face.
I don't have any of the big antennas up (or what I consider big), nor have I
ever dealt with any of the current "big antenna" companies so I can only
speak from a comparative and good business approach.
Their antennas would have to be superior to the competition for your
statement to be true. The 204BA was a nice antenna but nothing special on
which to base a comparrison. I did have one of those for years, but never
considered it "big". OTOH I did run the KLM mono-banders for 20 and 15 with
the 7L Wilson on 10. I wish I had them back.
>I can take a little aggravation if necessary
> to get what I want. YMMV.
Me too, for a superior product, but if I can get something close to the same
performance and ruggness for an equivelant price I'd go elsewhere.
A db or so makes little difference, so it would come down to construction
and reliability for me and I rate company service right up there when it
comes to desirability.
> Ken K4XL
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