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From: (Charlie Ocker)
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 08:49:52 -0500
The 40M/80M FD antenna at K9RN (3A IL) was a 130' drooping dipole, apex
~ 20'.  The ends were ~ 10' high.
Center fed with cheap 450 ohm "window" ladder line.  Pretty much direct
run of feedline from dipole to homebrew balanced L-Network tuner (Rich
Measures' design from early 90's QST article).

Results speak for themselves:

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   

   80CW      216         206        412 
   40CW      653         607       1214 
   20CW      399         377        754 
   15CW       85          81        162 
   10CW        2           2          4 

 Totals     1355        1273       2546 

High band antenna used was HyGain TH-2 at about 23' high.

Other antenna was ~100' wire for RX use on 80m, about 7' high.

Rig was TS-930 with 100w out.

Charlie  N9CO

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