----- Original Message -----
From: Al Williams
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 7:58 AM
Subject: Force12 Mag2/2 2el on 80/75 & 40
I would like to get in touch with anyone that has experience with the subject
antenna or knows of someone that has had experience with it.
I purchased it several years ago and then purchased a Steppir Monstr so I don't
need the 40m capability of the 2/2 although it might be nice to have. The Mag
2/2 is still in the box and I am trying to decide whether to attempt to put it
together and install it on my second 70' crankup.
The 2/2 uses linear loading at the drive end. I haven't been able to get
satisfactory results with my modeling using wire for the tubing. I don't know
if the problem is the modeler or the antenna?
The 2/2 appears to be a complicated assembly and also a complicating tuning
process. The 2/2 has two relays that will switch the freq
to the hi or lo part of the band as well as a small freq discursion on each end
of the band.
As I already have two wire 80m inverted vee dipoles at right angles to each
other that are about 100' high at the center and 70" high at the ends, I
suspect that the 2/2 would not show much improvement and would not be worth the
effort. I use a tuner with my wire dipoles so I can go anywhere in the band ok.
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