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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Topband: RX antennas
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 08:47:02 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Roger,
How low is low? 10ft, 50ft, other? I'm thinking of
trying one and wonder what worked best for you.

73, Stew K3ND

--- Roger Parsons <> wrote:
> I have consistently found that a low 160m dipole
> will
> _sometimes_ be the best receive antenna, and would
> expect an 80m or 40m dipole to behave in a similar
> way. This is true here with 12 beverages and was
> true
> from G3RBP with 5 beverages. Both of these locations
> were/are electrically quiet, and I would emphasise
> that this happens only for a small percentage of the
> time.
> I could never find any correlation in England, but
> here I note that the dipole is usually better during
> periods of high geomagnetic activity, and I presume
> that high angles predominate at that time. It is not
> however often helpful that I can hear well when my
> transmit signals are being more or less totally
> absorbed!
> 73 Roger
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