[TowerTalk] first post
Bryan Swadener via TowerTalk
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Mon Jun 9 19:57:45 EDT 2014
I read the book Steve recommends, and purchased a new-to-me Force12 C-4XL (40/20/15/10m) yagi for a very good price. Force12 says it works on 17 & 12m using an ATU. My TS850SAT likes it on 17m w/o the tuner and pulls it in fine on 12m. 20-10m uses full length elements and 40m uses linear-loading. It has been replaced by the Delta4-XL that uses lumped element loading on 40.
Even barefoot with 2 elements/band, it's common to bust a pileup on the first call, and start pileups of my own. My 72' tower might have something to do with that.
vy 73 es gl,
>Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:25:38 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] first post
>> i am new to this list, like a few minutes ago. only because i have had
>40 foot crank up tower with a force 12 c4 atop for some 10-15 years. we
>are looking for a new house and it will have no deed restrictions. i can
>put up whatever my little heart desires. i am looking at a tower of at
>least 100 feet and would like antennas for 10/15/20 as well as warc
>12/17 and 40m atop. no trapped antennas.
> And welcome to TowerTalk. We're here to help you any tower or antenna
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>comparison report is the only report in existence that features on-the-air
>comparisons. It's available from championradio.com and includes over a dozen
>antennas, including several Mosleys.
>> had a mosley before the force
>12 and it was amazing what the force 12 heard that the mosley was deaf
>to. but first the tower.
> Your anecdotal comment reflects what we found with the Mosleys - they
>under-perform the competition. We found one of them had negative gain on a
>band. Definitely NOT recommended.
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