Like any antenna installation thought my first question is " What do you want
to do ? "
You answered SS and DX Welllllllll that like two ends of a spectrum...
for limited installation DX is Verticals . IMO
for domestic it's Dipoles IMO This being all wires and simple support. You
can get quit fancy with wire arrays for more low angle gain.
Low bands Verticals are KING I know of contester who has a 40 meter 4
sq with 4 elevated radials . out of sight and hung from a tree and he kick
I would get some fiberglass extending masts and have a ball ....
another option is the spider antennas K9RS had one at a low height and many
Now if you talking about a tower .. that's another world of options ...
> To: CQ-Contest@Contesting.COM
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:03:23 -0400
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] If you could only have one simple antenna...?
> I'm a fairly serious but second-tier contester who's getting old, and we
> have just moved to Baltimore County, MD for family medical reasons.
> Tower and antenna rules here are pretty reasonable, but I have other
> constraintswhich will pretty much limit me to one antenna, and probably
> to wires. I'd still like to play in Sweepstakes and dabble in DX
> contests. Given the state of the sunspot cycle, a lot of that is likely
> to be on the lower bands.
> So, if you were in my shoes, what would you put up?
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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