[TowerTalk] TH3MKII vs 3 element SteppIR
nf4l_NO_SPAM at nf4l.com
Mon Jul 13 15:17:42 PDT 2009
Proximity to the house is a factor, I'd agree. I can't picture your
set-up, but I wonder if something like this would help. Pricey, but
I have the trombone ordered, so I could comment on its performance in a
couple of months. Download a copy of the manual from the SteppIR site.
New toys are a great spirit boost!
73, Mike NF4L
Terrence R. Redding Ph.D. wrote:
> Mike, you raise a very good point. I was trading 12/17/30 for 12/17 and
> gain. But if I add the 30/40 trombone I get 30 meters back and add 40
> meters to the top of the tower. Does anyone have any experience with the
> 30/40 meter add-on. You mention 2 sqft for wind loading - but I am sure the
> Tri-Ex can handle that.
> I appreciate all the comments. I am ready to re-cable the tower and it
> seems like a good time to redo the stuff on top as well.
> Terry - W6LMJ
> On 7/13/09 11:42 AM, "towertalk-request at contesting.com"
> <towertalk-request at contesting.com> wrote:
>> Message: 7
>> Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:05:08 -0400
>> From: Mike <nf4l_NO_SPAM at nf4l.com>
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TH3MKII vs 3 element SteppIR
>> To: "Terrence R. Redding Ph.D." <terry at oltraining.com>
>> Cc: towertalk at contesting.com, David Byrd <DGBYRD at aol.com>
>> Message-ID: <4A5B3104.2090409 at nf4l.com>
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>> Terry -
>> I'm not sure if you mean to leave the dipole up or not. Get the 30/40M
>> driven element, and do away with the dipole, and add a band.
>> Why do you care if it's bigger? Will it extend over your property line?
>> If you're worried about Fla. winds, take a look at the pic on the cover
>> of the manual.....
>> I'm in Jacksonville, and so far my 4L has survived going on 6 years now.
>> Check the tower specs for wind load. It looks like the 30/40 element is
>> 2 sq. ft. bringing the total to 8.1.
>> You could easily assemble it in a day. Be sure to read the manual at
>> least 3 times before you start.
>> Mike NF4L
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