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From: (Jan-Erik Holm)
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 13:27:34 GMT+1
> 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 
> 20M.  
> 73
> 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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