[TowerTalk] RE: Hy-Gain product line moving

Ed - K0iL k0il@arrl.net" <k0il@arrl.net
Tue, 11 May 1999 21:42:38 -0500

K7LXC@aol.com [SMTP:K7LXC@aol.com] wrote:
> In a message dated 99-05-11 09:00:37 EDT, you write:
> << Well, it looks like the "proverbial cat" is out of the bag.
> Telex-Bloomington
>  finally let us tell customers that the product line is/was sold
-- snip --
> More news should be available at Dayton.  >>
>    I got this from Roger and at this point I'm sure he won't mind it
> being shared. Now you know as much as I do.
> Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
Tnx Steve.  This explains why they told me they were having a parts 
"shortage" right now when I called last week to ask about availability of 
their V2/V4 antennas.  They told me they'd have trouble filling an order of 
15-16 antennas! (for local ARES groups for Y2K).  I thought that was really 
strange, but now it makes some sense.  They didn't want to make any 
promises they might not be able to keep with things kind of in a state of 

Just in case MFJ decides to dump the V-line of VHF/UHF antennas:  Does 
anyone have a recommendation for a good VHF/UHF ham dual-bander that is NOT 
a fiber-glass radom type unless it has a heavy duty grounded metallic cap 
on top of it (we're in lightning country), and is very rugged and somewhat 
cheaper than a commercial antenna like a Decibel or a Scala?  I'm specking 
these for the local utility for ARES volunteers to use during possible Y2K 
events or other situations.

Please reply direct!  If anyone else is interested, I'll put out a direct 
summary to those who ask for it.  Tnx much & 73!

de ed -K0iL
Just up the road a little from Hy-Gain...

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