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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk If you had a choice

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk If you had a choice
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:57:06 -0700
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On 10/16/2012 11:53 AM, Bill Winkis wrote:
What did the wise old "Elmer" say ...Son, put 1/3 of your money into a
tower, a third into the antennas, and a thirds into the radio and

I'd allocate at least $300 for a decent library of technical books on radio and electronics, at least $200 of which is about antennas and transmission lines, and then spend lots of TIME studying them. Part of that "library" ought to include antenna modeling software like EZNEC. Most hams have limited cash, but throw lots of dollars at the wrong things because they don't understand the science. As the old saying goes, "if you think education is expensive, consider the cost of ignorance." :)

73, Jim K9YC


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