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Re: Off Subject HF related Question...



Yeah Dave!

I don't think multiband verticals are a good investment in many cases.  They
seem to work best if they're in the air with lots of radials, at least for
20 meters and up.  Ground mounted verticals (What I have.) seem to do
reasonably well with lots of ground rods or buried radials, but mainly on
10Mhz and below.

I use wire dipoles for 20 meters and up, and have been quite pleased--I
generally can work whatever I hear, and can hear myself through RS-13.  (Had
to put this on topic somehow! -s-)  And they're a lot cheaper than trap
verticals.  I'm not saying I haven't problems.  That can't be helped with a
station in a third floor apartment, but all told, the "bang to buck ratio"
is pretty good.

73,
Frank
wb2bxo@amsat.org

Flame suit ready!

----- Original Message -----
From: David M. Tipton, PhD <tiptond@psi.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 9:05 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Off Subject HF related Question...


> I've decided not to put up a Triband Beam accompanied by Wire antennas on
> 80 and 40.  Primarily, because putting a tower up is just too much work
> right now.  I'll save that for this winter.  (remember, I live in
> Texas.)  Instead, I'm looking at the various verticals out on the market
> and will be selecting one by the end of the week.
>
> I can't believe I'm going to say this... But, does anybody have an
opinion?
>
> Dave
>
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