[TowerTalk] first post

Bryan Swadener via TowerTalk towertalk at contesting.com
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  It has been replaced by the Delta4-XL that uses lumped element loading on 40.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,

Bryan WA7PRC

>Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:25:38 -0400 (EDT)
>From: K7LXC
>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.
>Howdy --
>    And welcome to TowerTalk. We're here to help  you any tower or antenna 
>installation questions. 
>    If you want the real skinny on triband  antennas, our tribander 
>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.
>Steve     K7LXC
>Champion Radio Products
>Cell: 206-890-4188

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