[Antennaware] Force 12 Sigma-5

Warren Rothberg w4wr at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 18 16:14:35 EDT 2003

OK, I'm a newbie to the group. I did search the archives first, tho.

I am CC&R'ed to death here in my gated condo community with no outside
ground I can call my own (EVERYTHING outside my walls is common element).

My directors have agreed to let me have a "small" antenna as long as it
is not a "permanent fixture". Thus I now have a Hustler Mag-mount on my
roof air conditioner. This has been SO effective, I have been off the
air for more than 2 years. (I watch the DX Clusters with such envy!)

Both Force 12 and the QST review of the Sigma 5 recommend operation at
ground level for optimum effectiveness. My only choice is a corner of my
roof at 15 feet AGL. At that point it would be 10 feet away from my A/C

So here's the question: Does anyone have experience with this antenna
at 10 to 20 feet off the ground and can you compare it with ground


Warren, W4WR

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