[TowerTalk] SteppIR BIGIR or 43ft vertical

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Sat May 14 09:23:54 PDT 2011

Hi Phil

Why not consider something like a Buttrnut HF-9V?  They seems a lot less 
complicated and a LOT cheaper.  I have a friend who has one and it works 
pretty good.  He usually brings it to FD with him.  I think the only band 
that doesn't have full coverage is 80.  73

I am looking for comments from any BigIR users on the long term
reliability of the SteppIR and over-all results. I am not totally
ready to replace the Zero-Five, but the BigIR looks like a possible
option. I realize that one antenna working great on all bands is an
impossibility but the BigIR looks pretty versatile.


Phil N3ZP

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