What a *great* idea!
And there would be no need to spend money purchasing antennas or wasting
time testing overblown claims.
Just solicit the manufactures for a loan of their antennas to test and list
the models whose manufacturers balked - poof, there goes the chaff.
Frank T. Brady - W0ECS
>You bring up an interesting point. Periodically, at different locations
>around the country, there is something called a mobile shoot-out. The
>mobile operators gather and run antenna tests with their various
>mobile antenna types. I think they use a common wattmeter to
>set the power level to a common level and fixed locations for the
>source and receiver/measuring unit.
>It would seem to me their results might be somewhat consistent.
>Why could something similar not be done at some of the larger
>contest stations which may have a variety of different antennas?
>Where some popular antennas are missing, maybe they could
>be made available from club members or even the manufacturers
>Heck, I've heard of some clubs on the east coast that have upwards
>of a couple of hundred members. It would seem to me that at any
>one time, there would be a couple of different beam antennas on
>the ground for one reason or another and might lend themselves
>to being placed on reference tower and applied with a reference
>power level and received at a reference site with a reference antenna,
>reference receiver, and reference measuring and recording device.
>That would be very interesting.....
>Dale Martin, KG5U
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