On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:23:24 -0400, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>There's nothing here you couldn't make yourself for pennies.
You're not paying for materials, you're paying for engineering. What
have we been talking about in this thread -- how to design something
like this that will work! And so far, I haven't seen anyone come up
with something on their own that someone else didn't work out and
I've bought several antennas from Barry, and they all worked very
well for what they were -- limited space antennas. I've turned a lot
of friends on to them, and promoted them in some "how to fit an
antenna into limited space" tutorials on my website. I've also
modeled his designs using NEC, and learned that there's more to them
than I had initially thought. My only criticism of them is that they
could be more robust -- I have one up at 120 ft between two redwoods
with RG11 feeding it. I had to beef it up a LOT. On the other hand,
it was plenty robust for my far less demanding installation in
Chicago. I have a lot of respect for what he's done.
>Oh! and That is one horribly colored web site.
It isn't the best. :)
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