At 08:52 PM 2/12/98 +0000, email@example.com wrote:
>If the KT-34XA is that bad on 20 and 15 phone, I must be one HELL
>of an operator! No way, Steve.
Of course, the KT has a good F/B also; that makes a big difference
in your perceived comparison to a dipole. That is, even without "high"
gain, you do hear the DX better as noise from the sides/rear is down
a good bit from what would be picked up with a dipole or vertical.
We do better than some think with just a "few" dbd gain.
73, Jim, KH7M
PS: My tribndr is a Mosley TA-34-XL, and it is sure better than any
of my wires, including 600 foot leg V-beams, but the V's form
no useful pattern for me on the tri bands. Have been fascinated by
the data/comparisons given in Feb and March CQ-Contest re: the
vetical antenna types, elevated radials, et al, by the 6Y4A
expeditioners. Amazing performance 160 thru 10 meters!
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