Tag Archive for Force 12 C3

A gentle reminder…

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A few days ago I started getting a number of hits on my site from a link posted on the new website for Force 12 Antennas. Behind-the-scenes statistics pages for blogs contains a lot of info. So I moseyed on over to the specific page of the Force 12 website and found a quote I…

Force 12’s C3 vs C3E: Performance trade-offs

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By chapter 5 of my recently-mentioned book on antenna modeling I had enough knowledge to modify an existing EZNEC model of my Yagi to include the additional 10m element I added to it shortly after installing the antenna. Luckily for me the base Force 12 C3 has been modeled and that file is included in the…

2012 at AE5X; and looking ahead

As the year draws to a close and plans are made for 2013, I like to look back and see what 2012 offered. Thanks to the efforts of many people from many different countries I was able to add 11 entities to my “Worked” list, bringing my total to 299. Number 300 will most likely…

Eight is enough

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My C3 became a C3E today – “E” for enhanced, with an additional element on 10 meters. I ordered the 10m reflector from Force 12 last Thursday and it arrived on Monday. Assembly and installation took 40 minutes including the raising and lowering of the Yagi. A trip to the hardware store was necessary as…

ATS-4B lives, additional element ordered for C3

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I built my ATS-4B several months ago and finally got on the air with it yesterday. Most of the delay was caused by an intermittent problem; the rest, by the tower project. The problem was the result of a flaky solder joint on a tiny MOSFET that, at times, would function normally on one or…

A week with the Force 12 C3

This week has seen me spending far too much time in front of the radio trying to see if I got my money’s worth with the new tower and antenna. Force 12’s C3 has a few features that make it unique to my limited knowledge of traditional Yagis – namely its feed method. With 7…