[TowerTalk] Beam Suggestions

Dino Darling dino at k6rix.com
Fri Aug 18 11:23:48 EDT 2006

If you want a SteppIr, get the SteppIr!  It's pay me now or pay me later
and the SteppIr is a great antenna so far!

The only other two choices for a small beam would be the following

1.  M2 KT34M2

2.  Force 12 C-3SS (or any other C-3 based on your requirements)

I'd run from the older designs of the Mosley and especially CushCrap!

I lean towards M2 because of their OUTSTANDING customer service.  But,
if you get a Force 12 that is complete, out of the box, then it too is
a real performer!  With the Force 12, you MUST double check your parts

Again, these are MY opinions based on my own personal experience and
talking with those much more knowledgeable than I!!!  Your mileage may

Dino  -  K6RIX
dino at k6rix.com

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Beam Suggestions
> From: k8jdc at sbcglobal.net
> Date: Thu, August 17, 2006 8:11 pm
> To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
> All,
>      I have been doing some research on putting up what will really be my first beam and I'm looking for suggestions.  Due to the possibility that I might be moving in the next year, I'm considering putting a 9-ft Glen Martin roof tower on my current house (roof peak at about 17 feet).  I've been researching smallish beams for this installation, but I don't have experience with any of them and am looking for any inputs from the towertalkers.
>  This is certainly not an all-inclusive list, but I've done some reading on:
>      - Cushcraft MA5B
>      - Force 12 C-3SS
>      - Mosley (Mini-33, TA-33 Jr, MP-33)
>      - Butternut HF5B
>      I've also looked into two larger antennas, the Tennadyne T-6 and a 3L Steppir.  (Long story, but I've been hoping to put up a Steppir after a move to a new property, so I considered just getting a Steppir now and not using the minibeam.)  For various reasons, I probably won't pursue the larger antenna in my current situation, but I thought I would at least mention it.
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions/recommendations.
> Dave / K8JDC
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