In a message dated 99-07-22 18:38:30 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Has anyone had any problem with the M2 6M7JHV antenna? This has a 30'8"
> Boom which is only 1.5" dia. I am looking to get on 6m and want the most
> value for the buck. This seems to be it. However, everything I have ever
> read says to use a larger boom for this type of length. Just curious if it
> is a bit too floppy in the air. Should I consider another antenna of
> similar size/gain? I am planning on putting this at about 52' in the air
> a second tower with possibly a 5 el 10 meter antenna a few feet under it.
> This would be my primary 6m antenna. Other suggestions would be
M2 is NOT known for poor mechanical designs. They probably use Kurt's
YagiStress software but I don't know for sure.
6M elements aren't real substantial so I'll bet you a nickel that it'll
be just fine. The antenna is rated to 85 MPH so it's not a heavy duty 100 MPH
version. Logan County is a 70 MPH windspeed zone so you really don't have
much to worry about.
M2 6M antennas work very FB so go for it!
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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