See message from suffering patient below. Apparently, there is some confusion
out there. TES and WTS are equipment ailments; they are not found in humans.
There are, however, human forms of these conditions:
1. Boom Envy: The inexplicable need for a longer, stronger,
2. Tube Envy: The insatiable desire for larger, more powerful
generally in matched pairs.
PS I will consume no further bandwidth for this thread.
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
FROM: Richard Thorne <email@example.com>
TO: Jim Idelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DATE: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 08:50:14 -0600
RE: Re: [TowerTalk] tilted boom
Ah yes. My name is Rich and I have WTS. But I solved the problem with an Acom
Jim Idelson wrote:
> Tilted boom; tilted elements . . . its an age old question.
> While modeling shows imperceptible changes in performance when those elements
> are a bit out of whack, the practical impact on station performance is
> quite substantial. Experience clearly shows that operators who believe their
> booms are straight and their elements are in the perfect plane always get
> through the pileups first.
> There are two categories of solutions to this problem - elimination and
> 1. Elimination - Straighten the boom.
> 2. Mitigation - a) Avoid eye contact with the boom. Operating only in
> is helpful here. b) Get a friend to tell you he fixed it for you, and it's
> straight as an arrow.
> Tilted Element Syndrome [TES] is closely related to Weak Tube Syndrome [WTS},
> condition in which an amplifier specified for full legal output - 1500 watts
> actually only hits 1477 watts. Field testing of these amplifiers indicates
> they are actually 10-30dB down in the pileups from amps owned by friends that
> are cranking out the full 1500.
> Jim K1IR
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