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Author Topic: Ultimate antenna system  (Read 1461 times)
KB6DYA
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« on: November 04, 2017, 10:34:36 AM »

https://www.superbertha.com/

The antenna system that every ham would enjoy.
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KD6RF
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 10:43:26 AM »

Nice !

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 03:17:05 PM »

Back when the real Telrex, the Big Bertha originator, sold their versions the top of the line was a 3 el on 40 and a 6/6 stack on 10/15/20. Some had a long 6M and/or 2M included.

Carl
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 05:39:12 AM »

Until it blew down, Radio Arcala (OH8X) had 5 el on 80m above 3 el on 160m, and some other hardware (link):
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KM1H
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 07:38:46 AM »

That was an expensive Hammy Hambone project that never had a chance in Arctic conditions.

The current Berthas do not have very high wind/ice specs either but they do offer improvements.

A more modest Telrex was up in this area for about 50 years and never failed.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 07:41:34 AM »

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That was an expensive Hammy Hambone project that never had a chance in Arctic conditions.
IYO
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KM1H
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 08:03:32 AM »

The well documented results of the storm that destroyed it is no opinion. Why dont you post THOSE photos?
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 08:09:25 AM »

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The well documented results of the storm that destroyed it is no opinion.
However, your "Hammy Hambone" remark is an opinion.
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Why dont you post THOSE photos?
I don't care that much. OTOH, nothing is preventing you from posting them.
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KM1H
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 08:48:46 AM »

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However, your "Hammy Hambone" remark is an opinion.

True, even tho talented engineers were involved it was still flawed or do you wanna continue fussin about that? Cry Roll Eyes

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I don't care that much. OTOH, nothing is preventing you from posting them.

And true to form you will still have to say something so I'll leave it as a put up or shut up as I often do to your troll buddy out this way Shocked Grin
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W1VT
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 08:57:39 AM »

An important consideration when putting up big arrays is--how long do you want it to be up?  In most cases, this is not the sort of thing you want a surviving spouse to have to deal with.  If you do want it up to be up for a long time, practical plans for maintenance and repair should be developed.  You should also consider changing band conditions based on the solar cycle.  I don't have a tower because we are headed for the bottom of the cycle--why put one up now if most of my time will be on the low bands where a tower isn't a big improvement over the wires I have up now?
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 09:00:02 AM »

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However, your "Hammy Hambone" remark is an opinion.
True, even tho talented engineers were involved it was still flawed or do you wanna continue fussin about that? Cry Roll Eyes
I'm not the one who broached it.
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I don't care that much. OTOH, nothing is preventing you from posting them.
And true to form you will still have to say something so I'll leave it as a put up or shut up as I often do to your troll buddy out this way Shocked Grin
Again, if YOU want something posted (to prove your point), there's nothing preventing YOU from posting it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 09:04:26 AM »

The "Ultimate Antenna System" is the one you can afford and can legally erect.
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KZ4USA
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 09:09:47 AM »

Nice !



Zack Reynolds use to have two of the Big Berthas on top of a mountain.  You smokers out there paid for them and all his other
toys:)  His wife sold them later for $10,000 each cheap when he was gone. I remember seeing the classified.
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KM1H
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 01:09:32 PM »

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Again, if YOU want something posted (to prove your point), there's nothing preventing YOU from posting it.

Any intelligent person can use Google as I did and not have to look at multiple photos on here taking up space. Those same people realize you are often a troublemaker when some one asks questions or suggest you do anything. Im done here before a moderator has to talk to you.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 06:09:35 PM »

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Im done here
Thank you. Now, back on-topic.

Over time, there have been many outstanding ham radio antenna systems, from MF-up. The only limits are the builder's imagination and resources. Smiley
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