In a message dated 6/1/2009 8:27:04 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> 2 years ago my Tri-Ex tower collapsed (broken cable) with Mosley Pro
Tower totalled, of course, and it's replacment was erected on Memorial Day!
The 10 year old 67B (138# w/ 3'' boom) suffered relatively minor
damage: boom with
minimal flex distortion, 4 traps bent at the locking sleeves (all 4
dismantelled antenna has been on a flagstone walk by the house for
two(2) years awaiting
tower replacement. This has been a solid performer for me in the past.
this antenna be reconditioned and used or may there be other hidden
trap gremlins from
age corrosion of internal contact points and/or insect penetration.
Inclination is to replace
ALL traps and recondition to new prior to mounting.....OR...consider an
Objective: 10-12-15-17-20-40m coverage
quality construction with long service life.
> On paper, the Force 12 has the coverage, would be lighter (85# w/2'
boom) and trap free
(xcept Hi-Q coils on 40m twin elements). Have no experience with their
products and service
other than generally well rated.
Reconditioning the 67B would be a cost saving, but traps can be a
problem and perhaps I have
been fortunate in the past.
> Requesting opinions on Pro67B -vs - Force 12 (ie. Delta 6BA ...XR-5 +
> Other options?
Umm, anything but Mosley? On our paper (the published tribander
comparison report available from _www.championradio.com_
(http://www.championradio.com) ) we're on record saying that the Mosleys (we
tested 2-3 of the PRO
series) "under-performed" the competition. One of them even had negative
gain on one band. So my advice is as I've stated - ABM.
The F12 antennas we tested performed very well, as did the Skyhawk. A
couple of other big tribanders weren't far behind.
You didn't define "solid performer". I have a theory about Mosley owners
so you wouldn't be the first guy to say that.
And I haven't mentioned the SteppIR - Pick a model. It's a monobander on
all frequencies. Can't beat that.
Champion Radio Products
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