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Old 03-09-2010, 03:43 PM
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Talked with Tom Charles - the owner of Gizmotchy/Maco antenna company today.
He had some interesting news to give me.

He has just bought another antenna company recently, and would not discuss the name of that now-defunct company. Well; he told me what company it was - but I cannot say what company it was by his request. Needless to say, he has four semi trucks with all of the gear from that company being shipped to Illinois facility and going to be set up for production in the next few months. But within the next year or so, they will be offering a new line of mobile antennas for Hams and CB operators.

He employs American workers throughout the company.
No foreign parts or sub-assemblies are mfd and imported to make their products.

He also told me that they will soon be making FM antennas for commercial broadcasting stations. Seems that he is plowing much of his profits back into the business. He told me that he will send me a couple of the new mobile antennas after they have worked out the bugs in the prototype units as soon as they are available. So there well may ne a few more reviews in the coming year for their new product lines - more exclusives from mfr's to the WWRF!
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whats going on with the beams looking forward to your testing results.
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whats going on with the beams looking forward to your testing results.
You're right!

Just a couple of days ago, I got everything I need to put the whole thing together. I had a difficult time finding suitable cable for the rotor. We had rain in the mean time; so I may get it up and put together if the ground is dry enough tomorrow or the day after. We've had a LOT of rain in CA this year.

Thanks for asking...
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I dont know wy nobody ever give the result for that update yet but I will give you my result.
I just purchase a gizmotcy 3 ele to replace my Imax at 60' on a self support tower and the swr is flat on all 11M band and the result for dx is very good and for local I did notice a little increase in receiving and for tranmitting on local I did get good result like 1 to 2 s unit and a stronger modulation I spend $500 for the beam ,rotor I am happy but not enought, I was expecting better rx and tx in my sittuation but I did get a little improvment.
So far in my mind the Imax is one of the best cheap antenna and I do beleive to beat the Imax you need a 5 element beam to see a good improvment.
To be honest the monney spend dont realy worth it but it is a realy good antenna.

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I went from Solarcon to the Gizmotchy and was absolute night and day difference!! 2 2 element PDL II makes a huge difference over a vertical. I ran my Gizmotchy 3 for a few years and then bought the 4th element booster kit and its still up. Mines used on 10 - 11 meters on a daily basis. They cost a bit but you wont find a light weight beam on the market which results in a huge money save in the end as you can use a "TV antenna rotor to turn this lightweight beam. Look at what a Ham IV, Tailtwister, or new Yaesu 800 or 1000 rotor costs.
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Or a Yaesu G-2800DXA that I needed.
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Hey Robb, what did happen with your promise of a Gizmotchy 3 review you promised back in 2010?
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Hey Robb, what did happen with your promise of a Gizmotchy 3 review you promised back in 2010?
I sent the beam to one of the WWRF staff and he reviewed it here on the forum.
I use a Sirio SY27-4/4 element Yagi purt near all the time. . .

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