Tag Archive for Force 12 C3

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

C3E

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…

Yagi – rotating & radiating

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I finally finished my much delayed antenna project this afternoon – almost. Still have to bury the RF and rotor cable but that can wait till tomorrow. But with the cable running across the lawn I’m finally on the air with the Yagi and wasted no time in exercising the VFO up & down the…