I would guess if you wanted one you could have an Italian ham purchase one
and ship it to you.
The only things that I see that are a lot like StepIr are the motor housing
and control equipment. At least from the outside.
The models are quite different and the way they support the larger elements
is quite different. They have a number of models and the one that catches
my eye is the 4el 20-10 and 3el 30-40 all done with four elements with no
need to wrap any of the elements back to the boom, full elements.
73 Pete N4KW
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack - K4WSB" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>; "David Jordan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ultrabeam OF ITALY
> Having an US Patent does not protect on the world market...
> You must acquire patents worldwide.
> The Italian knock-off could not be sold here under threat of lawsuit
> for patent infringement.
> At 09:00 AM 7/29/2008, Pete Smith wrote:
>>The reason I asked is that the motor housings looked very much like
>>SteppIRs, and the whole concept of the tape with holes and stepper motor
>>control struck me as unique enough that I'd thought SteppIR would have
>>patented it. On the other hand, that didn't stop the Finns from pirating
>>Force 12 designs.
>>I'm just surprised, that's all - if I were doing business on that scale I
>>think I'd want to be pretty sure I wasn't going to get sued, particularly
>>in an EU country.
>>73, Pete N4ZR
>>At 08:48 AM 7/29/2008, David Jordan wrote:
>> >Yikes, is this an antenna or legal reflector ;-)
>> >Don't have the answer to your question Pete but if I decide to purchase
>> >company I'll let you know...from the pics I'd say the Italian version is
>> >significant improvement mechanically with regard to element support
>> >which is
>> >what has me intrigued...
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: email@example.com
>> >[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
>> >Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:40 AM
>> >To: TOWERTALK@contesting.com
>> >Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] STEPPER OF ITALY
>> >At 11:46 PM 7/28/2008, Gia Gvaladze wrote:
>> > >Dave, know nothing about the antenna but here is the link
>> > > http://www.ultrabeam.it/
>> > >73
>> > > Gia 4L4WW
>> > >WA3GIN <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > > Going to Italy soon and would like to visit that company that was
>> > > building the EURO version of the IR Stepper. Doesn anyone have the
>> > > web
>> > > URL for that company?:
>> >Yikes, is this a licensed copy of the SteppIR technology, or a rip-off?
>> >73, Pete N4ZR
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