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Re: [CQ-Contest] DX Sprint is a good idea

To: "George Fremin III" <geoiii@kkn.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] DX Sprint is a good idea
From: "Michael Tope" <W4EF@dellroy.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 06:14:20 -0800
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> QTH selection tip:
> Given the choice between living on a hill with sloping
> foreground in front of the antennas and having stacked
> antennas I will take the hill - it is much better than
> stacked antennas any day of the week.

I agree. I have a +12 degree elevation mountain behind me
going towards Africa and the middle east. My MUF is much
lower than for the nearby flatlanders. Stacks won't fix that
(I would still have a +12 degree minimum TOA even with
stacks). N6MU uses low single Yagis at N6NB's mountaintop
QTH (7000' ASL). He hears stuff nobody else does. Same
thing at W6KP (another local highlander). No stacks, but
big scores (at least by W6 standards).

73 de Mike, W4EF/6
Tujunga, Ca......................

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