[TowerTalk] Ham IV vs Yaesu G-1000DXA

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 4 11:25:34 EDT 2006

Congratulations on the new tower!

First of all, I would put the 240 on top, for less TO angle on 40 meters
(better DX performance).  Assuming you are using a long mast for the upper
antenna. I would go about 10 feet above the top of the tower and would
purchase a very strong piece of mast material such as the high carbon steel
masts offered by Gerald at Texas Towers.  This would give a 10 foot
separation between the antennas.  You could probably get by with as little
as 6 feet if needed.  Check with Force 12 if you want to be sure.

I am currently using a 1000DXA to turn a C4XL at the top of my tower.
Before that was a 800SDX that was blown by a lightning strike.  The C4
should be about equivalent to your two antenna combo, so the 1000 seems like
a good choice to me.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dale Agler
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 7:39 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Ham IV vs Yaesu G-1000DXA

Hello al TowerTalk Folks,
   Been looking at this forum for a long time but never got on it until
now.I`m finnaly able to put up the tower I`ve always been wanting with the
antennas TOO!!! Tower is a US Towers HDX-555.Antennas will be a Force-12
EF-240X with a Force-12 C3S above it.I`ve always used the Ham style rotors
in the past but come up with a Yaesu G-1000DXA in a recent deal,But also
have numerous Ham IV rotors and under here.So lets hear form all you folks
and what do you recomend????Also one more question on this matter,What would
you recomend on the spacing between the 2 antennas??
  TNX Dale NX8N

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