Although my 3el Steppir came with the 30/40 trombone looking driven element,
and was assembled on the ground I'll give my opinion about installing it on
the tower. Don't do it!! Drilling those holes for the mounting bracket is
the lesser of your problems. There is considerable assembly associated with
this driven element housing - PVC gluing, and a lot of tiny, #4, bolts and
nuts out on the end of the element.
Once installed and up on the tower it is an amazing performer considering
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Eigsti" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:47 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] steppIR 30/40 addon
> I am wondering if anyone has added the 30/40 meter stepIR "add on" to an
> existing 3 element stepIR yagi while the ant. was still on the tower?
> My understanding is the newer ones have a "platform" that is already on
> boom but with older models you must drill some new holes in the boom. Has
> anyone made this modification (drilling new holes) for the new "return"
> platform, while the antenna is still on the tower? In other words can the
> area to be drilled be reached from the tower?
> Ken W0LSD
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