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Author Topic: Best 80-10 Meter vertical. Neighbour friendly  (Read 2310 times)
WE1X
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2007, 11:47:48 AM »

I'm going to offer an alternative to the "traditional" vertical. Hoist up 30 to 50 feet of wire vertically in a tree. At the base connect a remote antennna tuner such as the SCG or Icom AH4, attach radials, and voila!  Low visibility, tune to any band.  Works well. No tree? Put up a fiberglass mast, attach the wire, and you're good.  Done something similar with very reasonable results.

Harry WE1X
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OLDFART13
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2007, 08:23:18 PM »

You could always get a new wife.
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ONAIR
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2007, 01:13:40 AM »

  Yeah, but getting rid of the old wife may cost him so much that he'll be left operating with only a spark transmitter and a crystal receiver!
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VE7ABC
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2007, 05:52:18 PM »

Thanks to all for your information and help.  While I'd like to keep the beam and tower I've now got, the move will make this hard to do.  There are restrictions in the subdivision that must be adhered to, and I want to keep peace in the neighbourhood.  I've had almost 30 years with the beam etc., and have had a load of fun, but with advancing years, not wanting to climb towers anymore and  wanting to make the move, I must consider the altenative to the tower arangement.  I've used a vertical (18AVQ) when I first got my ticket, so I know the ups and downs of the vertical vs the beam. I had a ball with this antenna, and would expect to have a good time in the future. As ONAIR said, getting rid of the YL is cost prohibitive, so I will take all advise into consideration, short of P.O.ing the new neighbours and getting rid of the YL.  It sounds like those that have verticals, install them properly have a lot of good times, so I'm going to join in the fun.
Thanks again guys for the advise and the chuckles.  See you in the pileups.

73..Graham
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DAVIDVD59
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2007, 07:53:06 PM »

Old fart 13 had the right idea, get a new wife, yes it only cost me 10 years of my financial life to get rid of mine, but no ball and chain no more. Put up what you want, have fun, trust me you live once, and it goes fast!
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