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Re: Off Subject HF related Question...



Ya'know Dave... I've compared signals with my dipoles against local guys
running so-called "mini-beams" and "mini-quads" and their signals have not
been much better than mine--sometimes just about equal!  And my dipoles are
much cheaper and invisible to neighbors.

'Nuf said on this list...

Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: David M. Tipton, PhD <tiptond@psi.com>
To: Miles Mann <Miles.Mann@ind.alcatel.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Off Subject HF related Question...


> Ok, fine..  You guys have convinced me not to buy a darn Vertical.
>
> I have decided to go small and roof mountable..  I know it's a big
> compromise, but it allows me not to have to put up a tower quite yet.  I'm
> going with the Mosley Mini 33.This is kind of another step towards
> pacification of my neighbors anyway.  They're always outside asking
> questions when I'm on the roof working on antennas.  Questions like - Is
> that gonna fall???  ISn't that awefully big??
>
> So far, no one from the city has shown up asking about the 30 Foot push up
> mast in the back yard and the way the laws are written here, they could
> theoretically give me a lot of crap about it.  (The law states that a
> "Mast" is also considered a supporting structure.)  One of the principal
> reasons for not wanting to erect a tower is the cities request that I up
my
> liability insurance to almost double what I'm carrying now.  Just for the
> record, homeowners insurance in Texas is about 3 times what I've paid
> anywhere else.  (120K Home with a 1% deductible is almost $900 a
> year.  I've shopped around and they all seem about the same.)
>
> So anyway, that has been the answer...  I will split the difference.  A
> beam (Albeit a small one) for 20/15/10 and a rotatable dipole (Shortened)
> for 40/80.
>
> Dave
>
> At 09:16 9/20/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >Try the folded dipole from B&W.
> >One antenna, 160 - 10 meter covereage.
> >no tuner for 80-10.
> >Gain 0dbd to -20dbd, but simple and works.
> >verticals are too narrow banded and require a tuner.
> >miles
> >
> >
> >"David M. Tipton, PhD" wrote:
> > >
> > > 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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