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Subject: Topband: RX Antenna for DXpedition
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:09:56 -0400
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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 
evenly divided:

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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