Fixed Beam Heading Preferences de N4KG
>From the EASTERN USA, the answer is simple: 60 degrees.
At one time I had a 2 element Delta Loop supported by a 20 ft boom
attached at the 120 ft level on a 130 ft tower, aimed at 60 degrees.
This antenna was a KILLER to Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Indian
If I had made it reversible, then I could have added the South Pacific.
A pair of such antennas would cover the world by adding one for JA/SA.
BTW, these headings also make sense for 4 SQUARES, instead of the
conventional NE,SE,SW,NW with their nulls at N,S,E,W. By rotating 15
degrees clockwise, the 4 square crossovers then become 15, 105, 195,
and 285 degrees. From the Eastern USA, (almost) nobody lives at
de Tom N4KG
On Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:01:13 +0000 Mike <email@example.com> writes:
>I know this may seem like a stupid question but it is of valid reason
>If you were to have a wire beam up for 80 meters and had to fix it one
>direstion for contests. which way would you point it? Oh yeah this is
>the west coast!
>Is it better to work a bunch of 3 points apiece contacts ,or is it
>to get the multipliers from EU? (which I am not sure of how well that
>My solution was point it at JA and get all you can. Or am I even in
>correct part of the compass, maybe I need SA, or VK, I DONT KNOW!
>OK, Now who knows the "correct" answer?
>New at this contesting and ready to kick some more butt.
>P.S. this ant design will be mainly for DX contests.
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