Dear Group Members,
I asked the question whether one needs a separate RX
antenna on a remote, uninhabited tropical island (VK9W).
In esponse, I have received an incredible wealth of
information, both on the central question and on many
related topics. It is nice to be part of a community with
such depth of knowledge and experience.
The advice received fell into two categories, almost
a) You donât need an RX antenna! There is no man-made
noise. Most RX antennas carried by expeditions never get
b) You must have an RX antenna! The successful expeditions
can attribute their low band results to good RX antennas.
I am sure both are right. My interpretation is this:
Take RX antennas, but you may not need them.
I would like to thank everybody for their input. I hope
that I will be able to report back to the group upon our
return and draw some useful conclusions then.
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