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RE: Cameron about Nicom or PSI
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Subject: RE: Cameron about Nicom or PSI
From: "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:10:26 -0700
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We have a BKG77 on a 10,000 foot mountain with severe icing and wind storms.    After only 2 years one element broke completely off and fell to the ground and a second one was bent.  But this site is especially brutal.   The damage wasn’t caused by ice falling on the antenna, there is nothing up higher.


I agree the flange connector antennas are more durable than N connectors.




From: Dan Hatfield [mailto:dan@refugeradio.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:39 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Cameron about Nicom or PSI


I Have switched over the years to the Nicome BK-77 Antennas exclusively. I have about 10 of them in our translator network and never a problem. They perform very well, they are strong and in Our case ( Minnesota) where we have Icing issues,they are ideal. not sure what PSI is offering but I doubt they are as robust


On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Cameron Beierle <manager@kacs.org> wrote:

Could the think tank here on the forum give their input please?


We are constructing a transmitter site under 1Kw, omni-directional, non-commercial band and have narrowed the choice down to one of two antennas.  We have good price offers on both, but a difference of several hundred dollars between them.


One is the Nicom BKG77, the other the PSI FML-1B-HR.  Our Consulting engineer says either will work, but didn’t provide a preference or advice on either.  We want the best possible performance and signal for the available funds, so would appreciate any advice on these two you  might have.


Anyone using these particular units?  Strengths, issues, problems?







Cameron Beierle

General Manager

KACS-KACW-KBSG Family-Friendly Radio

Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation

SW Washington’s family radio service

2451 NE Kresky, Unit A

Chehalis, WA  98532





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