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Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band HF antenna replacement

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Multi-band HF antenna replacement
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:55:53 -0700
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On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:14:03 -0700, wrote:

>That's a very flawed comment.  Reception is a function of signal-to-
>noise ratio, not absolute gain.  People can hear great with all sorts 
>of receiving antennas (small loops, beverages, etc) that make horrible
>transmitting antennas.  I'll take Steve's actual field tests over your 
>anecdotal reception reports any day.

I strongly agree, Dave. Steve and Ward did very careful measurements of 
these antennas in a well controlled test setup. My Beverages hear very 
well too, but they'd make lousy transmit antennas. 


Jim K9YC


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