Come on guys, every antenna can be improved. The issue here is cost. How
much more are you willing to pay? With any product for that matter. For
what it does the SteppIR antennas are a great product.
73 Bill N1HWC
steppir 3 ele owner n1hwc.com
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:24 PM, <RLVZ@aol.com> wrote:
> The SteppIR antennas are great performers when working. I sincerely hope
> that SteppIR will use a "beefed up tape, better fitting element tubing,
> ehu's, and protection for the drive circuit" as you predict. As-is, there
> too many failures of motors jamming, elements breaking, boots failing, and
> blown controllers.
> Some on TT have estimated the SteppIR failure rate at about 2% during the
> first year. But from I've seen, the failure rate is much higher than 2%.
> had a defective controller when new and a motor fail at 6 months. Three
> I know (and who did not post a review on eHam Product Reviews) had SteppIR
> failures within the first 2 years.
> I am not trying to make anyone upset with this post... but that is what I
> have observed. I wish SteppIR all the best and plan to continue to use
> some of
> their products ... but I'd like to see improvements to make them more
> Best 73,
> Dick- K9OM
> In a message dated 11/4/2008 3:37:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > 2. I expect that we will see a beefed up tape, better fitting element
> > tubing,
> > stronger ehu's, and protection for the drive circuit which will reduce
> > failures. And in addition will allow a 2 element 80 Steppir to also
> > be
> > reliable.
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