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More Sad News as Hams begin to retire!!!

Robert LonnRobert Lonn Member ✭✭
edited November 2018 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

He made very good antennas!!


    edited October 2018

    He was the only source of the Carolina Windom. The Carolina Windom is a Off Center Feed Dipole with a 22ft vertical down section with another balun at the bottom. I’ve had two. Burned both up running 1000 watts DSTAR into them. They will work fine at 1500 Watts SSB or CW, but not continuous data at over 750.

     They were great antennas. He was a nice guy. Saw him at lots of ham fests with his wife and now, grown son.

  • Michael CosloMichael Coslo Member
    edited November 2018
    Retirement should be happy news. 

    But this brings up a question - How many of us purchase antennas versus buying them?
  • Robert LonnRobert Lonn Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Please restate your question
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    It's always a dilemma for me whether to purchase or buy my antennas.

  • edited October 2018
    Maybe purchase or build?
  • Lee, N2LCLee, N2LC Member
    edited November 2018
    Press any key to continue, or any other key to quit.
  • Rich McCabeRich McCabe Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    I have purchased a couple of his antennas in my 35 years of being a ham but in the last several moons have not bought anything but high quality wire, coax, balanced feedline and line transformers.  So basically build only.

    He has been in the retirement mode for the last several years and not sold the product he once did.

  • Michael CosloMichael Coslo Member
    edited November 2018
    Har! Just saw what I did. Reminds me of the fact that its warmer down south than it is in the winter.
  • KB4OIFKB4OIF Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Am using one of his antenna's right now 6-80 meter Windom at 38 feet. Have 2 extra's in case.

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