[TowerTalk] Ant's, no radials, etc

Dale Jones K5MM ddjones@nas.com
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 08:19:09 -0800 (PST)

 A couple of days ago a fantastic antenna, called the PLACEBO antenna,
 was discussed here.  He is apparently an outstnding antenna, requires no
 has nearly 100% efficiency, and can be easily scaled to any ham radio
 frequency.  If I were in your predicament, I would certainly give that antenna
 a shot!!  Check the Nov 12 list of reflector items.

 Sorry to hear about the bad Wx you folks had....hang in there!!

 Vy 73
 Dale  K5MM ---   :-)
At 09:28 AM 11/13/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Lost enough parts from several antennas in recent 55++ MPH 
>winds here in south central Wisconsin to render my tower 
>mounted wires & metal antennas questionable, at best, for winter
>season - and no time in current cold weather to repair them until
>spring, I fear -- (Strongest winds ever recorded in our area!)
>SO, thought I might struggle through the winter with a temporary
>ground or roof mount all band RADIAL-LESS (no room for radials!)
>vertical -- have read specs. on Cushcraft's R-7000+ (w/R-80 80 mtd.
>extra kit) -- 
>Any opinions?  Good or bad, pro or con -- NOTE that I have never
>used a vertical before but wish to use such a multi-band just to get by--
>Thanks for suggestions --
>If I was to use the R7000+, would you suggest ground post mounted 
>(on fence type support?) or roof top or at the top of 80 ft. tower??
>de  Dick, K9APW (since 1960--)  Madison, WI

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