Some famous DX'er once said, "the ionosphere is a great leveler of
signals." This really rings true here above the 60th parallel, where it
doesn't take much to wipe out propagation. Yes, that long boom mono-bander
or stack doesn't hurt, either. Did I mention what antenna I want for my
birthday... some year?
By the way, KL7HF is situated on a mountainside, where propagation is
enhanced in directions sloping off the mountain. The only downside is that
prop stinks in those directions where the Chugach Mountains are in the way.
Location is a factor!
73 de Steve, KL7DC
At 03:11 PM 2/16/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I also agree with Rod's (N5HV) last paragraph and this information seems
>to prove yet another facit of:
> "THE THEORY OF PROPAGATION VARIABLES:"
> BY Dr R. F. E. Missions, PHD, Deep Space Communications
>"No matter what height antenna(s) are placed, they are always optimized
>in the proper configuration to communicate with SOMEONE SOMEWHERE!!!"
>73, John K1RC ;-)
>>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Peformance
>>>I agree completely with KL7HF. Antenna height, under the right propagation
>>>conditions can make an incredible difference. Anyone who has played with
>>>antenna height at a particular time and particular distance by raising or
>>>lowering his crank-up tower can certainly confirm this.
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