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Re: Quadrifilar Helices



I suspect that the 99% would more accurately describe those who 
appreciate what skill and effort others may have to offer the
Ham community, even when they ask for monetary compensation.
I do resent that people would use this list for their egregious
ad hominem attacks.

73 George K6ITE

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> On the other hand,
> 
> Some folks appreciate it when someone takes the effort to kit-up
> or make a commercial product out of a common design and makes it
> available to others who may not have the time to do their own...
> Nothing wrong with that.  
> 
>>> Someone replied to me off-list with a commercial 
>>> offer for his helix antennas....
>>> and is also using the list to troll for "customers".
> 
> As  you said, it was off list. And it sounds like he thought the
> person was intested in a Helix antenna.  He has them.  SO
> nothing wrong with that.  In fact, that is a better approach
> than a message to ALL...
> 
>> Good response, Nate.....99.9% of us resent these 
>> dorks that use any portion of ham radio for their 
>> profit!!
> 
> Leave me out of your 99%.  I appreciate when any ham takes the
> effort to commercialize something for the benefit of others.  If
> you don't want to buy it, that's your choice.  But do not condem
> the person for trying to help out others.  It takes a lot of
> effort to make something that other hams can use at a low enough
> cost to make it worthwhile.  I think you should thank them.
> Bob
> 
> 
>> And I'm going to tell you a story that happened to me
> ~1965...I was 
>> stationed at the Naval Air Station, St. Simons Is. GA, and
> discovered 
>> plans for a cubical quad...I think it was devised at some high
> 
>> altitude in South America to keep corona from burning the ends
> of 
>> other designs....
>>
>> There were adequate plans available, probably got mine from
> some ARRL 
>> pub, and it was for  10,15 and 20 meters.... The spacing was a
> 
>> compromise for the three bands, so I got two four blade car
> fans, 
>> bent them, put them on either end of the boom, and got near
> the ideal 
>> reflector spacing for all three bands...It worked very well,
> and 
>> needed no  matching of any kind.
>>
>> Just about every time I got on the air, this ham in Chicago,
> would 
>> join us, and kept asking details about the antenna, so, of
> course, I 
>> gave him all the info he requested...
>> I was very pleased that he was that impressed, so I was happy
> he was 
>> interested..
>>
>> I got transferred to the Naval Air Station Alameda, CA, and
> about two 
>> or three months after I got there I saw an ad in QST for
> aluminum 
>> cast spiders with the identical angles that I had bent my 4
> blade car 
>> fans!!!!  Advertised by the same ham I had talked to in GA!!
>>
>> So, worth anything or not, all the junk I devise goes on my 
>> website...Not to lay claim or anything of the sort...
>>
>> I hope the guy in Chicago was successful, but if he was, I
> never 
>> heard anything about it!
>>
>> At least two of us won't promote these jerks!!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
>>                     Disagree: I learn....
>>
>>                Pulling for P3E... 
>>
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