And remember, you can still hear with the antenna mistuned... enough to
allow you to find the first station to call or a clear calling frequency
Jim Jarvis wrote:
>Interested to find out if any contesters using the SteppIR 3 element find
>that the QSY time between bands is too objectionable. I found out from
>SteppIR that from 20 to 15 the time is about 9 seconds and from 20 to 10 it
>is 12 seconds. Since this will be my only antenna for those bands it appears
>that QSY in contests is not very swift. Thoughts?
>Dick, I ran fully automated, and would operate by 'point and click on the
>bandmap'. I tended not to jump bands that often...and didn't find the
>10 to 15 second wait objectionable, when I did. It's certainly no longer
>than switching the antenna and amp, and retuning, and probably less, even
>with preset tuning positions. The difference is...you can take a bite of
>sandwich and swig of coffee in those 10 seconds, rather than having to
>set things up.
>The ability to switch direction by 180 degrees, quickly, and not having
>to turn the antenna as much, seemed to add more value than band change delay
>might take away.
>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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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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