On 2011-12-04, at 10:51 AM, Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
> I didn't realize that 160 and all its challenges to get on this band
> with a decent xmit and receive antennas was the birthplace of new
Well it certainly was for me!
Topband and---believe it, or not---Field Day were probably two of the biggest
contest / antenna improvement influencers in my Ham career...
When you start out in the ARRL 160n contest in the mid-70's on a university
student budget, running a Johnson Ranger-1, Hallicrafters S-77A, & an 80-meter
open-wire fed dipole, where else CAN you go but up...?!
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK