MNI TNX to KQ2M and W0UN
for sharing their stack experiences in great detail.
For those of us without the possibilty for stacks those
stories still seem to confirm the old wisdom
"in most of the cases, the higher the (single) antenna, the better"
Yes, the lower ones might be louder under certain circumstances,
but 2 very important benefits (at least for contesting) can only
be improved with putting the antennas up higher:
- longer band openings (especially under bad condx)
- working the difficult (far away) DX (mults)
For me, this is much more important than if the bread-and-butter
EU station is S7 or S9 during the peak of the opening in peak condx.
73 & CU
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