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lonestarbandit

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I had a 3 element maco with an a99 on top . And I used a TV rotor and it worked...
Probably a good strong older TV rotor.
The only new one available is that weak chinesium RCA.
I would be extremely concerned trying to have a Vquad and a imax on that. Imax is also larger than A99.
 

lonestarbandit

4-2-9 Central TX
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lonestarbandit

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You were quite right. I am very pleased with Nates work. And being able to drive with just the 2950 is a bonus no need for a driver.
I've seen people doing 1kw pep driven on the same box but no one will see the difference and Id rather treat it gently. It usually shows around 750. I got lucky and caught a peak I guess .
 
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You were quite right. I am very pleased with Nates work. And being able to drive with just the 2950 is a bonus no need for a driver.
I've seen people doing 1kw pep driven on the same box but no one will see the difference and Id rather treat it gently. It usually shows around 750. I got lucky and caught a peak I guess .
What are your thoughts on the delay time? Is yours too long, short, or just right?
 

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If you want to talk to your neighborhood mudducks then by all means mount it vertical. I was assuming the man was a skipshooter so i said horizontal. Local talking, hahahaha.

I started on the CB in 1965 & I have had many beam antennas & I had both Horizontal & Vertical & I have worked the world on Both.I no longer talk skip on the CB Band because I can do that 24/7 on Amateur Radio.I sw that sometimes when working Skip that Vertical was better & sometimes Horizontal was better.I could switch between the two polarities & see it first hand.If I was only going to talk or chase skip I would not care about mobiles or locals then I guess being Horizontal would be OK but why limit my choices when I can have Both with a Vertical beam? It's a really easy choice & just common sense I think because on most days the 11 meter band SUCKS & there is No Skip but usually plenty of locals on a base & plenty of mobiles as well.If you are Horizontal & everyone else locally are running Vertical then with the 20 db of attenuation then you will sound like a Mud Duck because of the lost signals that you chose while waiting on some Sun Spots or eSkip to pop up.Makes for one Boring band when it's almost always DEAD! {:>) :LOL::LOL:

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lonestarbandit

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Because I lead a very busy life and playing around on the radio radio is only a tiny part of it at this point and I'm a long way from retirement and I'm not a licenced ham lol.
When we retire to my Philippine mountaintop property I will surely be in the amateur bands, probably exclusively but this is the here and now.
 
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lonestarbandit

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I have a Sirio 27-4 that I have not put up yet. I plan to initially install it horizontal, but I will also try vertical just to see.
Be interested to see what you think. I'm a little afraid of that low power rating.

I found some of these spec sheets havent cleaned them up nor determined their validity but here they are. Perhaps someone more learned than I can determine which one has the most gain it appears the Vquad but I cant imagine that can beat a 4 element?
 

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