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GAP Voyager info and comments

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Subject: GAP Voyager info and comments
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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 12:55:39 -0500
In a message dated 96-12-14 11:34:49 EST, you write:

>I have found as others have that the antenna performs relatively better on
>(I get a lot of compliments and good "runs" on 80) than 160.  My GAP sees
>water to the horizon and yet is not competitive with some others' 160m
>that on balance should not be any louder, considering
>height/location/polarization, etc.

Jim --

     We found the same thing with the GAP on 160M - it's not a competitive
antenna.  We operated the CQWW 160 Test from the Washington State coast and a
couple of hundred yards from saltwater but within the beach water table.  It
was amazing - we HEARD everything.  But we could only work about 1/3 of the
stations we heard.  My feeling was that it was therefore about 33% efficient.
 The current owner of the antenna, N0AX, says that it does work much better
on 80M.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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