Very good advice. The beverages are great antennas but you need at least 800
feet or so to make a good one. Also have to be careful about stray electrical
spikes killing the front end of your rig. There are some great products out
there that will do this.
In the book the "DXing on the Edge" JA1HQT had a 12 position coax switch for
his beverages with a world map on the face of the switch. With antennas
ranging from 360 feet to 790 feet.
Look at all the big contest winners to see what they LISTEN with and that will
tell you something.
----- Original Message -----
From: bill rubin<mailto:email@example.com>
To: Its from Onion<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ;
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Survey
A good friend and local ham who I have a great respect for told be the
best antenna to have was the one you can receive with the best. If you
can hear them you can't work them. I agree. Dirctional beverage is
the b est and very cost effective.
On 11/28/08, Its from Onion <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> That's really what I was trying to do. Let people see what others think
> when thinking
> of the BIG ONE. Who knows, one day it may all come together and you may
> have to decide.
> I hope everyone gives some input on this.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richards<mailto:email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> To: Its from Onion<mailto:email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 8:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Survey
> Hi Lee --
> I think it is a good question.
> While I dream of the BIG ONE... whatever that might become....
> I daily wrestle to figure out what I can afford... and I can afford
> but STILL it is a very difficult decision given all the varieties and
> different ways to skin the cat. Balancing the budget over all the
> different bands is a real challenge.
> And Rob...
> It appears you WERE ABLE and DID formulate an answer toward
> the end of your post. It is quite interesting how everyone's notion
> of the ideal varies so dramatically.
> I would settle for an antenna that actually WORKS.
> Happy trails and happy holidays.
> ================== Richards - K8JHR ==============
> Its from Onion wrote:
> > Oh contrar, I gave you everything you need to answer the question.
> > I said what antenna would YOU put up. Its up to YOU to decide what
> bands you want to work,
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