On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Jan-Erik Holm <JEH@on.mobile.telia.se> wrote:
>> My 4-square has 8 elevated radials. It is the 2nd best 80M antenna I
>> have ever used. K1EA's 4 square has 16 radials. Ken's comment to me
>> when I was up there was that he thought it might have worked better with
>> 4. Probably not, but I think his point was that the extra work didn't
>> yield big dividends. Oh... K1EAs 4 square was the best 80M antenna I've
>> ever used. Maybe being in Harvard had something to do with it. I kept
>> having to look at the dial on the 781 to assure myself I wasn't really on
>> Bill, W4AN
>As Einstein said: everything is relative. A 4 SQ with 100 radials will beat
>a dito with 8 or 16 any day rain or shine. I guess it´s a matter of how much
>work one wants to put in for the differing dB´s.
>Who is K1EA anyway ? No call that rings a bell on 80 mtr DXing with me.
>I know a lot of strong New England stations but no K1EA so I guess he needs
>more radials in his 4 SQ.
>73 de Jim SM2EKM
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I bet you do know this signal well enough - not under this callsign but under a
bunch of others like : K1AR...........
but I do agree with you it is on of big gun W1's on 80m - there is no
significant difference compared to others like KC1XX, KC1F, W3LPL, N2RM,.....
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