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KI4HCO
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« on: October 05, 2004, 08:54:39 AM »

I was recently browsing the net looking for antenna ideas when i came across this new style antenna.

Has anyone tried this antenna?
Any feedback would be appreciated.

http://www.gapantenna.com/superc.htm
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 02:38:48 PM »

They've had this on their website for quite some time (about two years now) and I have never heard one on the air, yet.  I'm quite active on 20-17-15-12-10 and in these past two years have filled 7 logbooks with casual contacts (1000 QSOs per book), I should have heard one by now!

But not yet...maybe they haven't started shipping for some reason.  Did you call to ask them?

WB2WIK/6
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KI4HCO
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 06:54:36 AM »

I called them yesterday and they told me it was available for sale for $475 plus shipping.

Considering the claims that the manufactuurer is making i am surprised we have not heard more of this antenna.

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WB2WIK
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 08:35:33 AM »

Yes, me too.

I'm *really* surprised, since $475 isn't so much.

I'm pretty active on the bands it covers, and have never yet worked a station using one.  I've worked hundreds and hundreds of stations using everything else!  I'm thinking either GAP never really delivered any for some reason, or they really don't work.

If you'd like to be the experiment, I'm sure a lot of us would be indebted to you for buying it, building it, installing it, and getting on the air with it so we can chat with you and see how it really does work.

73

Steve WB2WIK/6
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004, 01:47:42 PM »

<< Considering the claims that the manufactuurer is making i am surprised we have not heard more of this antenna. >>

Especially the claim that it does't cause interference!!!

If it wasn't GAP hawking this thing I would think it was a April Fools gag.

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KI4HCO
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2004, 02:28:12 PM »

Agreed on the april fools....

However i do live in the country. I wonder if it'll double as a chicken coup and have cooked eggs ready for the morning?
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2004, 11:43:11 AM »

I just finished downloading the "paper" on how this thing works.

While admitting that most of what I read was over my head, it does read suspiciously like similar epistles on the EH antennas. To my antenna theory-limited mind, it's another variation on the EH theme and attempts to re-write the laws of physics.

Lon
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K6XR
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2004, 11:18:16 AM »

there are a couple of reviews on eham.net.
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2004, 08:23:25 PM »

I have seen them at hamfests, read the brochures and talked with the sales people.  I have never heard anyone say that they have used one.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is almost certain that it is not true.

Dennis / KG4RUL
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