> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 20:18:18 -0700
> From: Bob Wanderer <email@example.com>
> Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Vertical?
> To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>,
> "'UpTheTower@aol.com'" <UpTheTower@aol.com>
> both contacted the same station in Texas on (I think) 40m SSB. My friend
> was down "only" one "S" unit. On the meter but the Texan said we were
> equally strong and loud in his headphones.
> 73, Bob AA0CY
A testimony to the AGC systems! My receiver produces the same
volume and sound from about S 3 to 60 over nine!
I still prefer the extra few dB for pileups or ragchewing, that's why
I like efficient verticals like the Butternut instead of coax stub
loaded antennas with their inherent inefficiencies.
QST had a nice review of the GAP antenna, it makes good reading.
Measurements here agreed with the trend in the QST review.
73, Tom W8JI
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