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Author Topic: Best vertical antenna ever/now I cant find it  (Read 1054 times)
VE3TRU
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« on: June 28, 2013, 12:16:27 PM »

I came across a vertical antenna about a year ago, It was motorized so it would go up and down.
Not a cheep home made model but one that would last a very long time.It was even was computer controlled so you set the band and it would extend itself out to the band you need. If I remember correctly they were around 1100 bucks.
I cant find the site product or anything anymore.
anyone know what I'm talking about?.
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W1VT
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 12:22:12 PM »

http://www.steppir.com/vertical-antennas
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K1WJ
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 12:22:41 PM »

Stepp IR - big & small vertical, look under reviews HF verticals. 73 K1WJ David
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VE3TRU
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 12:41:28 PM »

Thanks
hmm is it any good though
73s
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K5LXP
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 02:01:26 PM »

As good as any other full size quarter wave vertical.  You can make a single band one just as "good" out of a $20 crappie pole and some wire.  It'll cost you $1080 more to make it adjustable across the bands.

Mark K5LXP
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PD2R
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 02:05:26 PM »

It's nothing more then a 1/4 vertical. The nice thing about this one is that it can be tuned for any of it's designed bands by physically changing the length of the radiator. On the 30 and 40 meter that will work pretty well but on the higher bands your much better of with a dipole at a reasonable height.

Personally, I thinks its a lot of money for basically a 1/4 wave vertical for which you need to add the other half of the antenna yourself, ergo the radials.
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