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To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HELP!!!!
> In a message dated 5/17/03 4:30:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Contest folk might choose antennas for many reasons other than RF
> > performance: durability, good performance in a stack, cost.
> Nope. "Performance Uber Alles".
But what is "performance"?
Consistent gain and pattern regardless of orientation?
Broadband feed point impedance so losses in Tx line are minimized
Lack of sensitivity to environment (i.e. the other single band Yagis in the
Reliability (so you don't have to climb the tower in the middle of the
My point was that "performance" can cover a lot of ground, and even for
contestors, there's a lot of dispute about exactly what constitutes "best"
(otherwise they'd all go out and buy the same antenna, no?).
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
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Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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