[amsat-bb] Re: Quadrifilar Helices
kiteman at vom.com
Fri Nov 2 20:28:31 PST 2007
I suspect that the 99% would more accurately describe those who
appreciate what skill and effort others may have to offer the
Ham community, even when they ask for monetary compensation.
I do resent that people would use this list for their egregious
ad hominem attacks.
73 George K6ITE
Robert Bruninga wrote:
> On the other hand,
> Some folks appreciate it when someone takes the effort to kit-up
> or make a commercial product out of a common design and makes it
> available to others who may not have the time to do their own...
> Nothing wrong with that.
>>> Someone replied to me off-list with a commercial
>>> offer for his helix antennas....
>>> and is also using the list to troll for "customers".
> As you said, it was off list. And it sounds like he thought the
> person was intested in a Helix antenna. He has them. SO
> nothing wrong with that. In fact, that is a better approach
> than a message to ALL...
>> Good response, Nate.....99.9% of us resent these
>> dorks that use any portion of ham radio for their
> Leave me out of your 99%. I appreciate when any ham takes the
> effort to commercialize something for the benefit of others. If
> you don't want to buy it, that's your choice. But do not condem
> the person for trying to help out others. It takes a lot of
> effort to make something that other hams can use at a low enough
> cost to make it worthwhile. I think you should thank them.
>> And I'm going to tell you a story that happened to me
> ~1965...I was
>> stationed at the Naval Air Station, St. Simons Is. GA, and
>> plans for a cubical quad...I think it was devised at some high
>> altitude in South America to keep corona from burning the ends
>> other designs....
>> There were adequate plans available, probably got mine from
> some ARRL
>> pub, and it was for 10,15 and 20 meters.... The spacing was a
>> compromise for the three bands, so I got two four blade car
>> bent them, put them on either end of the boom, and got near
> the ideal
>> reflector spacing for all three bands...It worked very well,
>> needed no matching of any kind.
>> Just about every time I got on the air, this ham in Chicago,
>> join us, and kept asking details about the antenna, so, of
> course, I
>> gave him all the info he requested...
>> I was very pleased that he was that impressed, so I was happy
> he was
>> I got transferred to the Naval Air Station Alameda, CA, and
> about two
>> or three months after I got there I saw an ad in QST for
>> cast spiders with the identical angles that I had bent my 4
> blade car
>> fans!!!! Advertised by the same ham I had talked to in GA!!
>> So, worth anything or not, all the junk I devise goes on my
>> website...Not to lay claim or anything of the sort...
>> I hope the guy in Chicago was successful, but if he was, I
>> heard anything about it!
>> At least two of us won't promote these jerks!!
>> 73, Dave wb6llo at amsat.org
>> Disagree: I learn....
>> Pulling for P3E...
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