[TowerTalk] Poor eHam reviews of the AV 480

Roger (K8RI) on TT K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sat Apr 12 16:21:31 EDT 2014

On 4/12/2014 3:11 PM, K7LXC at aol.com wrote:
>>   With only three reviews, the AV-680 suffers because of one  bad review
> for an issue (MFJ/Hy-Gain quality control) that has no bearing on  the
> antenna's performance.

With center fed half wave slopers on 40 with the top end at 90 feet and 
an angle of 45 degrees against an AV640 mounted at 25 feet well away 
from any nearby objects, through an AB switch. At times the difference 
was remarkable, but not always for the same antenna.IOW This was true 
when working DX, be it Europe, Africa, Asia, or Oceania.  At times, but 
not very many, they were equal

Typically a plain old dipole or inverted V with the apex at 90 feet 
would out do either for stateside.

I would assume (which is never safe) that I'd get similar results with 
the AV680.


Roger (K8RI)

>      For real live on-the-air performance, you  can't beat our vertical
> comparison test. While we didn't test the AV-680  specifically, there is enough
> real data and protocol that you should be able to  make some educated
> inferences from the info in the report. And only twenty bucks  + postage from
> _www.championradio.com_ (http://www.championradio.com) .
> Cheers,
> Steve     K7LXC
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