In a message dated 98-02-12 19:45:40 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> For one real world data point, and not just marketing hype,
> consider the recent ARRL 10m scores between W9WI and myself.
> He has a 1 year old Force 12 C3 at 70' (I hung it for him.)
> I have a 7 year old PRO57A at 100'. Our 10m mixed mode scores
> were very close, and he is a superior operator by far.
The height difference of 30 feet on ten meters is significant. Our test
of the C-3 shows that it has 2-2.5 dBd gain on 10M. All your comments show is
that at THAT time, on THAT band your results were similar. It's not a valid
evaluation of either antenna's performance.
> I could cite other real world examples of local comparisons
> with other contesters in the area. The bottom line is that my
> 20/15/10 meter scores are comparable with the TH-7/C3/Quad users
> in the area. The ARRL 10m contest is the first example that came
> to mind, and includes one of the latest "vastly superior" antenna
> designs. Plus, in Doug's case, we're comparing his new C3 antenna
> installation, with new connectors, feedline, etc., to my 7 year
> old Mosley installation.
Well, it's these anecdotal observations that we're trying to get away
from. They're not valid. Until you have data obtained from a standardized,
repeatable test - it don't mean a thing. That's why we are going to all this
work so that we can present some REAL on-the-air data.
73, Steve K7LXC
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