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Re: [TowerTalk] Fractal Antennas, Chip Cohen (N1IR) on Nova Last Night

To: Bill Aycock <>, Towertalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fractal Antennas, Chip Cohen (N1IR) on Nova Last Night
From: jimlux <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:20:46 -0800
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Bill Aycock wrote:
> -----Original Message----- > There's some fellas here in the northeast 
> USA (don't know if N1IR is
>> one of them) who have been in business developing fractal antennas ...
>> it seems the military has some interest in them
> He is.
> One confusion is that "N1IR" is no longer N1IR. There was some kind of 
> scandal about the change from that call, that I wish I knew more of.
> One problem Chip had with the Ham community was that he would not give 
> out data, and ALWAYS claimed any comparison was "done wrong" but with no 
> substantiation.
> He was a good operator, and did make some impressive runs with what he 
> claimed was a "barefoot" rig and his 10M Fractenna.  W8JI voiced  doubts.
> Bill--W4BSG
oohh.. 10 meters...

That's an interesting band to make claims on.  When it's hot, a little 
bit of gain and you work the world trivially.  Getting a fair amount of 
gain is pretty easy, and that solves a lot of ground loss problems, and 
if the sunspots are cooperating..

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