Dale Martin wrote:
> This afternoon, some friends came over and helped me put my A3S
> with 40m add-on kit back on the 70 ft tower. As soon as I got off
> the tower, we all came in to the shack to check the antenna out on
> the air.
> Only one of the four had ever seen an Omni VI live. I started on
> 10m and worked my way down: 1.1:1 in the CW portions of 10,
> 15, and 20m; 1.8:1 in the CW portion of 40m--tolerable.
> While we were sitting around talking someone asked why the VI
> was called the "plus". I said because there had been a few
> enhancements to it which included some noise reduction.
> Whereupon, I reached over--the radio was still on and there
> was a 559 station transmitting on frequency--and punched
> the NR button. Suddenly, there was the ex-559, now-589
> station, but with no baseband noise. There was a collective
> "wow" in the room. I think they were impressed.
> See you all in SS CW and SSB!!
> Dale Martin, KG5U
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You keep sending glowing reports like this I just might have to
sell something to get one myself. Getting hard of hearing anyway.
Well the C 21 is probably going to do yoeman service still Sigh!
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