> In a message dated 97-12-16 04:35:11 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > I agree with Tom; anyone with the space shpould consider a small tri-bander
> > at 30-35 feet just for those times when "LOWER" is better usually in
> > conterst the lower antenna will get you heard, all else being equal!
> Two points. First, I agree with the high desireability of having a low
> antenna. There have been times when N7TT has been calling and calling a
> Caribbean station with his high antennas and I sneak in with my 50' tribander
> and work them. I'm in and out and he's still callling.
> Second, IMO the key to contesting station success on ANY band is to have a
> choice of antennas. One will generally be better than the other at some time
> and it's not always the same one. Sometimes it's the OTHER one!
> Viva la flexibility.
> 73, Steve K7LXC
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And then theres times, like in the ten meter test, where none of them
seem to work.
15 miles east of Dayton
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