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Subject: [Towertalk] TH-3 vs 5 elem 10
From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 00:00:42 -0400
I hear ya - someone once said you can never have too many antennas - at 
any time one antenna will out-perform others - my long boom fixed 
European antenna at about 35 ft will sometimes out-perform all of the 
other 3 rotary ten meter antennas I have at various heights up to 145 ft 
into the Caribbean despite that CA being off of its side... the trick is 
not getting bogged down in selecting which antenna to use during a 
contest when you should be making QSOs!

More is better - back to research on some more antennas... honest!


Jim, K4OJ

Peter Larsen wrote:

>Hi All:
>Just some fun observations.
>I now have my 5 element hombrew 10 meter yagi at 35 feet.
>I also have a TH-3 at 72 feet.
>The TH3 is noticeably better on DX eg VK9NS on ten.
>The 5 elem isn't too far behind on receive, so I used the 
>TH3. But I was listening to two US guys talking, one was
>mobile. The 5 elem was vastly better on the base station but
>The TH3 was better on the mobile.
>Both stations were on the east coast.
>Just some thing to make me go hmmm.
>(no science was involved, just listening/working stations)
>The up side of all of this of course is the fact I can DX in two 
>directions at once :-)
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