Sometimes we forget the Basics. I was unlucky enought to have the local
representitive of the Home Owners association come up to me today and asked
me if I was going to take my "ham Radio antenna Down, as no antennaes were
permitted in this GOLF community". Well I took the antenna down (cushcraft
2 element 5 band beam) and it was only at 18 feet.
Guess what, I worked the P5, the YA5T, etc. But time to move on. It was
not the Cushcraft that worked the P5 or Ya. it was a simple Dipole at 50
Feet. That was cut for 40 meters, or a 3/2 dipole on 15 meters. This
antenna played. In the midwest W9 land, we say this is a DX dead zone, not
so, we just need the proper resources, and a few good elmers to get the
antennas up and radiating properly.
I love this group, but sometimes for those who do not have the resources or
the property to put up a great antenna, we still get out!!
Bruce N9BX 73
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