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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Monster antennas
From: n5nj@gte.net (Bob Naumann - N5NJ)
Date: Fri May 10 09:08:15 2002

>From Minnesota, you probably can use all the height you can get, but I would
suggest that you talk to the guys in your area who have large antenna
installations and learn what works best up there.

If you're focused on 10 meters, the right thing for you would obviously
different than if you are a low-band enthusiast.

I wish I had your dilemma.

Bob N5NJ
Plano, TX
(Urban Sprawl, U.S.A.)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ford Peterson" <ford@cmgate.com>
To: <cq-Contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 12:30 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Monster antennas

> I'd like to hear from some of you guys with the monster antennas.  I've
> about 3 extra acres here that could hold a monster.  Yes, it would be cool
> to have a system that reaches to 200' or so, but would it play well?
> I've never played a radio with an HF antenna >70 feet or so.  What should
> expect at 160'?  Oh what the heck, why not 300'?  Seriously, I'm looking
> a new tower and am unsure about the "bang for the buck" on a big boy
> My gut tells me that a high tower is a handicap on SS and any other
> contest.  Long haul DX may be different but is it going to make a
> in my score in ARRL DX, CQWW, etc.?
> I'd be interested in any and all informed responses.
> Ford-N0FP
> ford@cmgate.com
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