Unfortunately Alf passed away about 2 years ago....and his company died with
His antennas have not: I still have a 708(8 bander) from him in use for
almost 16 years now..have had no problems and imho mechanically as well as
electrically the best I have ever had.....and I have had a lot of
I have overhauled it completely this summer and it is good on 8 bands for
another 16 years...I hope I'll live longer than this antenna...hi
Try to find a used one..
Op 07-10-10 22:59, Tom Mandera <email@example.com> schreef:
>> Message: 8
>> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:41:35 -0700
>> From: Joseph Contogenis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Summer Log Perodic
>> To: email@example.com
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>> Anyone know of a Log Perodic made by a small company called Summer? Model
>> Number 800?
>> Thanks Joe NU6L@amsat.org
> I just put up a Sommer, DJ2UT beam, the XP708 (base in my case was an
> XP705 for 5 bands, this one had three additional bands added to become a
> 708). They also had a XP50x and XP80x (the XP700 series has 4 elements on
> 20 meters on a 20' boom, the 800 has 5 elements on 20m).
> I've had trouble trying to explain what it is, since it isn't a continuous
> coverage log periodic, through maybe a log-cell, but at the same time it
> loads elements "funny" as 5/8 wave or 1/2-wave and so on, and then there
> are some parasitic elements thrown in for good measure.
> In it's simplest form, my XP708, on 20m, is a 4 dipole driven array.
> After that, it gets ugly, with the 5/8 wave, 1/2 wave, 1 wave loading,
> parasitics thrown in, and so on.
> As WB2WIK indicated, they seem to be out of business - you can review the
> old website by using archive.org for sommerantennas.com.
> I have all of the paperwork for my XP708, and I scanned it all if you're
> in need of some documentation.
> -Tom Mandera, Helena MT, KE7VUX
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