OT is short for "formerly OTU".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Bottles" <email@example.com>
To: "Mark Beckwith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: [Towertalk] Pruning a dipole
What is that?
Help me out here Mark, what is an "OT"?
(Before you guys jump on me for these questions, please note that Mark
and I go wayyyyyy back together. In fact, once in our youth we broke
into W6AQ's shack and operated a contest together while he was on
vacation. Heck, we didn't think he would mind. But that is another
Kim - K7IM
From: Mark Beckwith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 6:14 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Pruning a dipole
>So, all we are doing is using more sofisticated
>methods to arrive closer
I am sorry to see that "pruning a dipole" appears to have gone the way
of CW. It used to make a great rite of passage.
Frankly, no matter what the computer model says, I would STILL cut it
longer and trim it up, just to be safe, but then I'm an OT. I think
anyone who thinks they can actually get it perfect the first time is in
Has anyone figured out how to accurately model "end effect?"
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