SGC products show up all over the place. It shouldn't surprise anyone to see an SGC Smartuner mounted up in a tower.
Philippe, ON4VP sent us some pictures of his SG-230 installation, up on his 50 foot tower. He uses the tower and the antennas mounted there as a counterpoise for his 135 foot sloping wire. The wire itself is insulated from the tower and ground.
Philippe reports, "I have a +10 dB gain over a full size dipole on 40 meters (the gain towards the sloping direction of the antenna is noticeable) and on 80 meters I also have an additional 10 dB of gain compared to a trapped dipole at 55 ft. . . . The system works very, very well on 160, 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters, does a good job on 15, 12 and 10 but of course my 11 element Yagi is far more superior on the top DX bands. Nevertheless I find myself working on the sloping wire a great deal of my time, especially on the lower bands. . . I love having the Smartuner up the tower."
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