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RE: P3D information



> Excuse me, Phil.  But you are quite mistaken about what's 
> necessary to work
> mode B.
> 
> First of all, you don't need kilo-buck towers, arrays and rotors.
> 
> Let's see what you can do mode B with (this is the setup I have now):
> 
> 1.) Medium Size TV Rotor - $35 at Dayton
> 2.) Pass Through Alliance Rotor - Free from another ham who 
> had no need
> (these are fairly abundant and cheap)
> 3.) 20 foot telescoping mast from Radio Shack - $35

Ahem, and permission from the landlord to put the mast up.... ;-)

> 4.) Heavy Duty Tri-pod from Radio Shack - $17

That'd be more my style. :-)

> for $75.  They are the KLM 22 elements on 2m and 40 elements on 432.
> However, many guys homebrew their setups for far less than 
> the cost for new.
> So let's say, it costs $400 for a pair of antennas.

That is a lot of metal for those of us who have severe space limitations
though.  If you can put up your own mast, it's not a big deal.
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