[CQ-Contest] Tri-Band Beam??
W2CE at aol.com
W2CE at aol.com
Sun Jun 20 14:48:31 EDT 1999
In a message dated 6/20/99 01:03:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
jjreisert at alum.mit.edu writes:
> There's a saying, "Free advice is worth every cent." I'm willing to pay a
> bit more.
> I don't see a problem with what Steve K7LXC wrote.
If a simple answer was given with reference to the book would have been one
thing, but here nothing was offered in way of advice and a widespread notice
of the sale of the info was made. That could have been done privately rather
than to all. Presumably when we post to the mailer also it has information
that would benefit others also in the responce.
To put it very simply, Force-12 has decent performance and is the leader in
advertising at present. Some good installations are found. Often stacks.
Living in the northeast off the ocean and with suburban lots and restrictions
I have always followed the tribander route.
The first basic choice was always the Mosely TA-33 which in later years I
substituted the CushCraft A-3. With that antenna at 55 feet I worked 321
With an unknown problem and needing friends to climb the tower we decided to
replace the A-3 with a Hy-Gain TH6DXX. All that effort for a broken wire from
the balun to driven element. The TH6DXX, a workhorse design of the past 30
years did fine, up to everything worked except A5 and P5.
As a proven antenna it works, but then again, so is its competitor to many
the KLM KT-34XA, but with a much longer boom and many little pieces to fall.
If I had ultimate selection of my next antenna without the clearing woods
space considerations I think I would go with the TH-11 from HyGain. Covering
5 bands and with excellent performance it is a quiet sleeper on the market
with little real advertising push. A friend in the middle east uses one and
is always a minimum of 10 db over others there and often heard when the
Listen to people using tribanders with good signals and see what they are
using. Stacked TH6DXX's are even sprouting up in stations looking to make big
signals. At a 20 foot radius most all lots should be able to handle one.
73, Bob, W2CE
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