|To:||"Jim Lux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "W3YY" <email@example.com>,"TowerTalk List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Take off angles, VOACAP, etcf.|
|From:||"Guy Olinger, K2AV" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 17 Oct 2004 02:26:51 -0400|
That's the d*mned if you do, d*mned if you don't issue IF you only
publish one kind of measurements.|
If you don't do isotropic figures, then you can't adjust for your own antennas. But you ALSO need to do some runs accounting for a far end that has a dipole at 40 feet and couldn't transmit a signal below 15 degrees if his life depended on it, no matter what VOACAP picks as the best angle for broadcasters.
That's when you start to understand how higher angles are going to help you work the next layer of signals in a contest.
Anybody can work the guy on the other end running a KW and a beam up 30 meters. It's his buddy down the block running 10 watts and an antenna draped over a couple of short trees that will test one's rig and choice of antennas.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Lux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>; "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "W3YY" <email@example.com>; "TowerTalk List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:48 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Take off angles, VOACAP, etcf.
I've been giving some thought to the VOACAP amateur radio thing..
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless 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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