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Re: [CQ-Contest] 80 meter CQWW SSB Question

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 80 meter CQWW SSB Question
From: "Mike McCarthy, W1NR" <lists@w1nr.net>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 07:13:54 -0400
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During ARRL SSB TX below 3750 really didn't work very well.  Most of the
multis still TX above 3800 and listen above 3700.

I have an inverted V at 110' with a Heathkit remote antenna tuner that
works very well.  The tuner is nothing but a 500pf motor driven
capacitor in series with the hot leg of the dipole.  Covers the whole
band with < 2:1 SWR.

Mike, W1NR

Tom Osborne wrote:
> Hi Steve
> I think I'd still hang around 3.750 as it will be a while before guys start 
> moving wayway down the band.
> It seems to me that working down around 3.600 would actually be better 
> because you could use the same antenna for CW and SSB.  73
> Tom W7WHY
>> This will be the first year that CQWW SSB will be run with the expanded 
>> USA
>> phone band down to 3600 kHz.
>> If you had a high-performance, but narrow-banded 80 meter antenna that 
>> could
>> only cover 100 kHz, what 100 kHz would you choose for CQWW SSB ?
>> 73,
>> Steve, N2IC
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