[TowerTalk] LP v SteppIR

Gene Fuller w2lu at rochester.rr.com
Sat Jan 23 11:39:33 PST 2010

Hi Marty -
Good info. The only exception I might caution on - I'm not sure about 
Tennadyne but I think some LP designs are for a 200 ohm feed point with a 
4:1 balun. If that's the case a 200 ohm open wire feedline back to the mast 
keeps the balun handy if replacement is ever required.
Gene / W2LU

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <brahmangou at aol.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LP v SteppIR

> Hi Gene,
> That is exactly what I did. I weighed each parameter, but the results were
> inconclusive. So I put up 8 towers and bought a lot of antennas and
> weighed them against each other. I found out that Bill Orr had everything 
> just
> about right in his books. I put up 2 and 4 element quads from different
> manufacturers, the T-8 log periodic, monoband yagis and trap yagis also 
> from
> different manufacturers. All things considered from my perspective, The 
> Log is
> cheap, light , easy, broadbanded, sufficient gain, automatic band
> switching, unlimited power and duty rating, light wind loading, and 
> directly fed
> without matching devices or a balun. PERSONALLY I like  it.
> There is a ton of information from hams on which antenna is best, problem
> is most of the information is from hams either with only one antenna or
> someone  who has just replaced a worn out 40 year old antenna with a new 
> one. I
> wanted to  find out for myself.
> 73,
> Marty AB5GU
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