Spoke with comet / ngc
William Knapp / WA1WK
wa1wk at wa1wk.com
Wed Dec 7 16:32:02 UTC 2016
Does Cuhshcraft still make the 10 element Vertical / Horizontal beam?
That's what Bob uses. He just took off the vertical elements. It's not
the most optimized antenna in the world, but I think it might work
better than an antenna made for satellite work.
I did a search for it, but didn't come up with anything. You might be
able to find something used on QRZ. It certainly would be less
expensive than the M2
Quoting David Garcia <wb2rxf at gmail.com>:
> I did a search on google, and a very few have an issue, but when it does
> happen its a "solder joint" or bad capacitors, I'm borrowing kc2dyys dual
> band base comet, and see how that works out, while I wait for the turn
> around time. Gonna do it asap before this arctic level cold snap sets in.
> Probably wed or thursday. I'm considering in the next few months to get M2s
> smallest circular polarized antenna 7ele, I called & asked if I could make
> it with a switch for vertical & horizontal use, he explained, all I need to
> do call and ask for 2nd driven element. It sounds good on paper, but was a
> nightmare when I did so with the 5element beam from K1FO. But I don't have
> the space to put 2 vertical and 2 horizontal, because I'd like to do the
> same with a 70cm circular polarized beam. Oh well I'll we'll see what
> happens when the time comes.
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:59 AM, William Knapp / WA1WK <wa1wk at wa1wk.com>
>> Those are typically really good antennas. Sorry you got a bad one and had
>> to go through all the trouble to re-pack it, etc.
>> Good luck!
>> Quoting David Garcia <wb2rxf at gmail.com>:
>> They said send it in, they would do a thorough check up on the CX333, the
>>> swr is just to erratic. So many great reviews & I got the lemon. Keeping
>>> fingers crossed. Glad I didn't throw the box the masts came in.
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