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[TowerTalk] Log Periodic Antennas

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Log Periodic Antennas
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:43:13 +0000 (UTC)
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It has been interesting to read the comments (pro and con) about log periodic 
antennas. I am a little surprised that no one has made comnments about the 
HyGain TH-11 yet. It is a bit of a hybrid LP with traped directors for 10,15, 
17 and 20 meters with only 3 elements containing traps. I purchased this 
antenna and some others along with a tower that was part on an estate sale. It 
has been up at my QTH for over 5 years now and helped me finish my #1 Honor 
Roll standing. I had 4+el element monobanders prior to this installation, and 
don't miss all of the work and trouble putting up and maintaining triple stack 

The SK ham who purchased this antenna new was a highly respected engineer at 
Microsoft, and he was adivsed on this antenna by another top engineer at 
Microsoft, Mike Mraz ( N6MZ),  who also owned one of these. Mike helped put a 
number of cherished DX QSO's in your logs from VK0IR, K7C, BS7H and a number of 
other Dxpeditions. I may not have picked this out as a new antenna purchase, 
but am glad that I have it. It has around 17 years of performance on it now and 
is holding up very well. I have not had to do anything to it during the 5 years 
I have had it. I can't quote quantitave comparisons with other antennas, but 
feel that it is all that I need to chase after DX for the bands it covers. 

John Owens  -   N7TK

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