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Re: [TowerTalk] telrex question

To: "Steve Baughn" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] telrex question
From: "Bob Maser" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 03:46:00 -0000
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INHO, time has obsoleted the Telrex beams.  They are heavy, not optimized as 
present day beams are, and were advertised back in a time when no computers 
or optimization software was available so their claims could  be repudiated. 
Their through the boom construction makes them virtually impossible to fine 
tune and their matching network (T Match) hasn't been used in years.
Buy a modern beam or, even better yet, roll your own.

Bob W6TR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Baughn" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2008 2:15 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] telrex question

>    I am contemplating an antenna farm utilizing Telrex yagis for 20-10 
> meters. I have never owned one and only know about them through their 
> reputation. Afte hearing some of their advertised gain figures, I have to 
> wonder if they are as good as their legend would lead one to believe. I 
> was looking at a 20M646-6el 20 on a 46' boom and the advertised gain was 
> 14DB, when in fact it should probably be somewhere in the 8-9db range. 
> They also appear in some cases to use an extra element or so given a 
> particular boom length i.e., the 20m646 uses 6 elements on a boom length 
> that would typically have 5 based on modeling.Can someone enlighten me as 
> to Telrexs' claims? I am also looking for some of their antennas if anyone 
> out there has any for sale at a decent price. Thanks es 73,
>                              Steve, WD8NPL
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