[TowerTalk] Sigma 80?????

Dinsterdog at aol.com Dinsterdog at aol.com
Wed May 7 18:28:50 EDT 2003

I have not heard a lot about the Sigma 80 except what I've read on Eham and also from a ham friend of mine in Washington using a pair as a phased array- His antennas are sitting in a lake off a dock- Many times, he was not hearing what I was out of Asia or Long Path but I was using a 1/4 wave 4SQR....I like the idea and deminsions of the Sigma 80 but it's not getting much attention from where I've read. Perhaps it's still too new? 
BTW, I do not have any covanant issues.  I Just need to keep any towers back 5 feet from the property line.  My problem is that even with a full size 1/4 vertical on 80M, my local RF hash noises and needs for radials, (even 3 or 4 gull-wing raised ones), is not possible with my yard- The more I've thought about this whole thing, I should just put back up my melt proof HF2V, run 20 short radials and run my 5 gigawatt Alpha 99 (a YB trick I learned) while using my two meter vertical for a low band listening antenna, hi-  Seriously, I did think about operating my 80M 4SQR remotely via phone from Denver to Wyoming, but the guys who do this on the west coast seem to suffer serious modulation problems and have made numerious UN-intentional problems on that wonderful 10KHz of space we have in the DX window....seriously, any one here have measurable success with the Sigma 80?  Maybe I should try that since I only want 80M anyway and it can't possibly be anymore of a neighbor eyesore than the Titan eh? Nothing against wires, but I tried a variety of dipoles off 75 foot towers on 80M and was dissapointed-     
73  Paul  N0AH  

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