In a message dated 3/25/01 7:25:19 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> I decided to test it out in the CQ WPX and quickly worked 30 stations with
> most telling me I was very strong. On several occasions I busted big pile
> ups. My first contact (TA3J) got my call quickly but asked twice for
> confirmation ...he probably could not believe 59001...HI.
> Then I notice that I was barefoot neglecting to switch on the amp. (90
> watts or so). After that with 1500W out I had no problems. Front to side
> was very good as ZX0F was S6 with the beam on Europe and 20 over with the
> beam on PY. Front to back has never been much and seemed to be between 5
> and 15 DB as always. I than tried 17 meters and worked YB0 and T77
> the need for the usual tuner. The beam is basically a broadside affair on
> 17 and remains so. There is a noticeable F/S but no front to back (even
> though my friend W4XJ sees a few DB's at his place.)
> Anyone else had this problem???
What problem? You're loud, no usual tuner, good front-to-side - people
DREAM about that kind of performance.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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