[TowerTalk] Steppir mods??

Tom Champlin w0hh at msn.com
Sun May 18 11:20:04 EDT 2003


I have been looking at the big steppir vertical, which appears to be a pretty nice antenna, especially if used over a large bed of radials. This antenna seems to have possibilities for 80m as well. I am wondering if a skilled person could remove and modify the top end of the antenna to have an internal set of adequate spring loaded contacts that the end of the  internal slide wire would slide into when the wire is fully extended.Then one could attach a piece of braid connected to those contacts and then to an eyelet or other external contact on or near the top of the antenna shell. From there it would be easy to add a 30' or 95' piece of wire and either slope the wire up or down, or run it straight out to a tree. This would not allow any tuning by the steppir control box, but would most likely work on a choice range of frequencies. If I purchase one I plan to try this.

73, Tom W0HH

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