On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:09:56 -0400, GEORGE WALLNER wrote:
>b) You must have an RX antenna! The successful expeditions
>can attribute their low band results to good RX antennas.
There are two REALLY good reasons for having directional receive,
whether you're on a desert island or not.
1) QRN will often be 10-15 dB louder in one direction than other,
and skipping in from great distances just like the DX you're trying
2) QRM will often be 20-30 louder in one direction than another.
Example -- loud stations from a highly populated country who are
loud single hop from you won't shut up when you tell them to, and
wipe out weak 3-hop and 4-hop stations from the other side of the
In both of these situations, directional receive capability can
help a LOT.
Jim Brown K9YC
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