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Re: [RTTY] RTTY On 160

To: "Richard W. Solomon" <w1ksz@earthlink.net>,"RTTY Reflector" <rtty@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] RTTY On 160
From: Bill Turner <dezrat@copper.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 21:07:36 -0800
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At 02:07 PM 3/2/2006, Richard W. Solomon wrote:
>Pardon my ignorance, I have never operated on 160, but I thought the band
>went up to 2 MHz. What happens above 1.9 MHz ??

Folks tend to congregate in narrow sections of the band because of 
SWR problems. For a simple dipole, the 2:1 SWR bandwidth is pretty 
narrow. Once the antenna is trimmed for 1825 or thereabouts, 
operation above 1900 requires either trimming the antenna or using a 
tuner or some other broadbanding device. A lot of hams would rather 
get in a catfight.

73, Bill W6WRT

p.s. I just measured my full size half wave inverted vee... the 2:1 
SWR points are 1805 and 1870.

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