[TowerTalk] Isotron

J. Hector Garcia XE2K hector at telecom1.net
Wed Nov 2 16:23:37 EST 2005


Someone have something to say abouth the isotron 80m Model  for Noise enviroment  receiving antenna ?

if this antenna poor TX performance can give at least a good RX  in a noise city?

Hector XE2K

On 02 Nov 2005 12:03 PST you wrote:

> You may be reading in something that is not there.  No mention of radiating,
> just transmitting.  I know it's a pretty thin line, but a sharp lawyer could
> probably convince a jury it's not the same as radiating.
> 73, Keith NM5G
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Rauch [mailto:w8ji at contesting.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 12:14 PM
> To: Keith Dutson; TowerTalk
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Isotron
> > I agree.  However, careful reading of the Isotron page
> >
> > http://www.isotronantennas.com/isohow.htm
> >
> > revealed no claim of gain or radiation efficiency.
> Ignoring all the misstatements about capture area (capture area really has
> nothing to do with physical size, it is a function of gain and wavelength),
> they do make a gain claim.
> "THE PERFORMANCE - It speaks for itself. Tests have measured the ISOTRONS to
> transmit as well as a one-half wavelength dipole."
> That's a problem. Saying it transmits "as well as a 1/2 wave dipole" means
> zero dBd gain. It can't mean anything else.
> 73 Tom
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