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Re: [CQ-Contest] Time to QSY?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Time to QSY?
From: "Stephen Bloom" <sbloom@acsalaska.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:43:28 -0800
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I'll throw this out there ...

80M and 160M antennas!  

Most of us probably know the theory, but I want to know what has actually
worked and hasn't ..and ..why

Competitively, at this point in the cycle, we're gonna live and die on the
low bands.  For the most part, 40M and below, we know it's some variation on
heavy metal high in the air .. for 80 and 160M, I'm curious, and I bet
others are too about 

1)  For the "big guns" and those trying to be, what are you doing?  Are any
of you having success with 80M yagis, and if so, how are you keeping them in
the air and on the air?  For 80M and 160M, 4 square arrays?  4 "tower
verticals" or Dipole arrays off a single tower?  2 phased verticals?
Receiving antennas?  How do you keep Moose from ravaging your Beverages?
(OK, maybe that is an Alaska only problem!)

2)  For the people on smaller lots.  Suggestions, ways to improve
performance realistically.

Steve KL7SB

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Time to QSY?

OK everyone -- unless someone has something new and profound to offer, I
suggest we move on to a new thread. How about a discussion on leveling the
playing field in contesting? Or, perhaps the impact of spotting, RBN and
packet  on contest operating? Maybe we can debate the merits of combining
assisted  and unassisted.
Something new folks? Anything? Please?
Thank you.
73, John, K1AR
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