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Er the clone was at about 1/3 size and worked on two meters.
On 20220710 12:00:32, jdow wrote:
Back in the 60s there was a company called "TELEX" or "TELREX",
can't remember which now. They made a 9 element close spaced
beam for 50 MHz. In the 70s I had a nice 70' tower (do I need
120' now?) with TH6DXX at 70', the 50 MHz beam above that, and a
literal metal broomstick a wire coat hanger clone of the 6 meter
beam. It worked very well for me. Of course, that 70' tower put
the antennas at 1000' ASL with down slopes to the West through
South through East - and mountains to the North. (Working
Chelyabinsk once from there was a thrill.)
If it conducts it radiates. That antenna could have been
better. But, it had a real beam pattern and real gain. I count
that as a success. Wire coat hanger steel is not THAT much worse
a conductor than alumin(i)um.
On 20220710 08:10:40, Jim Smith G0OFE
You could try the Antennenland
Korner 9.2, German company, I don't know if they ship
outside Germany these days. I know they won't ship to the UK
any longer thanks to Brexshit.
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8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element
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On 10/07/2022 07:31, Conrad, PA5Y
OK I will try
him again, he passed it on to Wimo who failed miserably.
The 8 element innov is very good,
it's worth waiting for. Send Justin a direct mail if you
As there are more experienced
Band II DXers lurking can you recommend a Band II
antenna? Max boom-length 5m and in stock
somewhere in Europe. I ordered an Innovantennas
OPT-DES which has not showed up 16 weeks later, so I
cancelled the order. I have a crappy 3 ele up now.
It was good enough for MUF tracking but would like
something better for tropo.