[TowerTalk] Re: linear loading
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:21:17 -0800 (PST)
A comment was passed along on this reflector about my using 900 computer runs
for the basic Force 12 line. This is not quite right.
The original open sleeve antenna design that began the Force 12 line was done
with more than 5,000 (would have preferred 900) manual inputs (1990-1991). At
least, that is the number I actually printed in hard copy. This antenna is what
is now called the N1012X for 10 and 12 mtrs (24' boom). The elements on the
original were not riveted, however, I welded them. I figured that after all the
computer work and the test sleeves, I either knew what I was doing or I didn't!
The antenna is still up and working in Northern California on a very windy
Models are fine, but some where along the way, they need to be reduced to
Always open for ideas, suggestions and observations (usually called anecdotal").
Eventually, things most often make sense.
Have a good weekend...........off to 6Y2A for the CQWW CW.
Have a great day & 73,
Tom Schiller, N6BT
President, Force 12, Inc.
Amateur Antennas, Commercial Towers & Antennas
P.O. Box 1349 Paso Robles, CA 93447
Phone: 805.227.1680 FAX 805.227.1684
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