Spoke with comet / ngc
wb2rxf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 16:39:01 UTC 2016
This one? Cushcraft A14810S its either vertical or horizontal, some time in
the past I believe bob had setup his beams to go vertical or horizontal
with inexpensive rotors, I could be wrong.
On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:32 PM, William Knapp / WA1WK <wa1wk at wa1wk.com>
> 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
>> 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
>> 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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