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Re: [TenTec] DX radios

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] DX radios
From: john ferro <foxbat426@hotmail.com>
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Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 19:22:19 -0400
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ok point taken - but nothing substitutes for a great antenna - period! there 
are some instances where all the bells and whistles will get the station - they 
are far and few between though - i've got to laugh at all the operators working 
an OII or elecraft K3 or some other megabuck top end rig and thinking they have 
the ultimate station because of the rig - yet their antenna is a half hearted 
piece of wire or half hearted vertical with 10 radials that they say can work 
all the bands - i'll take the cheapo 200 rig with a properly designed antenna 
system installed correctly vs. the 5000.00 rig and a 100.00 worth of wire or 
"second thought" antenna system anyday.  
john> Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 19:07:38 -0400> From: roncasa@verizon.net> To: 
tentec@contesting.com> Subject: Re: [TenTec] DX radios> > Kc9cdt@aol.com 
wrote:> > > >> > Just the other day I was tryuing to work a DX station. Had the 
Collins on. > > Heard him, but coul not copy him. He was pretty weak 4-4 maybe 
in the clear.. > > BUT he was not in the clear. Someone was 2 Khz away and very 
strong.> >> > I turned on the OII, did some work with AGC, bandwidth and High 
cut.> > BINGO, clear copy. I worked him.> >> > > > > > Thank you for proving my 
point:> > Guys can boast what rigs they have and it don't mean a thing if they 
do > not know enough to use it.> > again, it's the operator.> > Thank you> > 
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