Jim Brown wrote:
>On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:14:03 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I'll stick my neck out and play devils advocate here. Kirk does very
well in contests and always seems to have a good signal on the bands.
AC1O/4 used one of those big Moseley beams when he was active from Port
St. Lucie, Fl about 15 years ago. He produced some outstanding scores. I
realize those are unscientific anecdotal observations that don't prove
anything and nobody wants to admit that they spent a lot of money on a
lemon, but is it possible that the Moseley has a consistency problem and
that Steve and Ward tested a dud that wasn't representative of typical
73, Mike W4EF..............
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