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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Technical Question - Round III - Antennas

To: "Lee Buller" <k0wa@swbell.net>,"CQcontest Reflector" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Technical Question - Round III - Antennas
From: steve.root@culligan4water.com
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:46:41 +0000
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You basically are describing two problems here. One is the proximity of the 
antennas to each other. With a multiband antenna and only 15 feet of seperation 
you may be limited to LP operation . The other problem is that your second 
radio setup might not be very effective. There's no definite answer to this one 
but you may have to adjust your expectations. If you had just one radio and 
just that all band vertical, how well would you do in a contest? If that 
radio/vertical is now the "second rig" in an SO2R setup it isn't going to 
magically become more effective. There's no doubt you will be learning a new 
skill and that you will make extra QSO's in a contest....but be ready to hit 
the escape key or whatever you have to do when you don't get an answer on the 
second rig.
73 Steve K0SR

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lee Buller [mailto:k0wa@swbell.net]
>Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 08:15 AM
>To: 'CQcontest Reflector'
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] SO2R Technical Question - Round III - Antennas
>I've learned a lot about SO2R installations over the last week. Thanks for all 
>the emails and responses. Now, here is another questions.....
>Antennas. I think I have an issue with antennas because of make up of my 
>location. I have a 60 foot tower with a C3E - 80 and 40 meter inverted -V 
>dipoles on separate feedlines but at the same height on the tower, a 160 meter 
>Inverted-L on the tower...and a full size quarter-wave vertical in the yard 
>with 32 radials. I was planning on changing out the vertical for a Butternut 6 
>band model or something similar, but as I was looking at the installation the 
>antenna would be very close to both the 160 -80- and 40 meter antennas....less 
>than 15 feet. I am on an 80 by 150 foot lot. (I think SO2R is gonna get 
>expensive when I tell the YL we have to move!) So, is it worthwhile to even 
>consider doing SO2R on such a small lot because of the proximity of the 
>antennas. This is a considerable investment....minus the new farmstead.
>Lee - K0WA
>"Going to buy a Lottery Ticket...."
>In our day and age it seems that Common Sense is in short supply. If you don't 
>have any Common Sense - get some Common Sense and use it. If you can't find 
>any Common Sense, ask for help from somebody who has some Common Sense. Is 
>Common Sense divine?
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