Elevated Verticals

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Sat Dec 7 12:23:25 EST 1996

<I have serious doubts about such a claim - please cite the references.>

I'm a bit tired this AM as no sleep in over 30 hours, an office full of
people, and just a bit cranky... normally I would entertain you with erudite
replies, but.... your primary disagreement is with Moxon, whom I cited... His
book is available through the ARRL... his most recent published work on
elevated radials (and assymetric dipoles, et. al.) postdates the book, and
was printed in QST ( I believe it was... you can use Hotbot, etc. to find
it)... It is obvious that your credentials in em fields and propagation
exceeds mine... I will assume you were attempting humor by comparing the
_relative_ ground conductivity I cited, to metals...

As a point of reference, the pair of elevated radials I described worked 76
sections / 20 countries / 700 Q's in 12 hours friday night of the ARRL
160.... so it would seem that elevated radials do work...


>From becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker)  Sat Dec  7 16:31:45 1996
From: becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 09:31:45 -0700
Subject: Selecting the wrong antenna
Message-ID: < at pop.a001.sprintmail.com>

Catching up on the mail I noted the following...

At 09:48 PM 11/5/96 -0500, Dean Straw, N6BV wrote:
>My mistake was to leave the switch on the ground plane. It tuned up 
>just fine on 15 meters... Unfortunately, it didn't play quite like 
>the three-stack of tribanders. 


>I am looking forward to CQWW CW, and I intend to put a large red sign 
>up whenever I use the 40-meter ground plane to remind me to switch it 
>off when I'm finished with it!

One of the stations I guest operated (I forget which) modified the top-ten boxes such that whenever the switch was moved out of the AUTO position (thus selecting a non-standard antenna) a red LED diode visible from the operating position would blink.

Some diodes connected to the OUTPUT side stopped the blinking if the radio happened to be on the preferred band for that antenna.

AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at sprintmail.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From kc4zv at iquest.com (Greg Richard KC4ZV)  Sat Dec  7 17:35:55 1996
From: kc4zv at iquest.com (Greg Richard KC4ZV) (Greg Richard KC4ZV)
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 11:35:55 -0600 (CST)
Subject: No CW????????
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.961207112857.29287A-100000 at vespucci.iquest.com>

Ok....Everyone who wants to be an Extra class...come on down.  Why
don't we let the Salvation Army Bell ringers give out call-signs 
to anyone who donates more than a buck this Christmas season.
PRIVILEGE.  Exercise your right and LEARN.

Merry Xmas
Greg  K4NO  ex KC4ZV


On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Dominiak, Michael A wrote:

> Perhaps a better incentive would be to let novices have access to talking 
> with more experienced cw operators by moving the novice cw bands lower in 
> frequency, say 3550 - 3600, 7050 - 7100, 21050 - 21100, and 28050 - 28100. 
>  They could then really participate in some of the cw contests!  Who knows, 
> maybe some might get hooked on contesting and develop into first class cw 
> ops!  This would also have the added benefit of freeing up the current 
> novice spectrum and allow some of the digital modes and non-US ssb stations 
> to move higher and out of the congested lower 100 kHz of the bands.
> 73,
> Mike Dominiak, W2KA
> mad3 at rfc.comm.harris.com

>From k4ro at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us (K4RO - Kirk Pickering)  Sat Dec  7 17:38:14 1996
From: k4ro at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us (K4RO - Kirk Pickering) (K4RO - Kirk Pickering)
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 11:38:14 -0600
Subject: Tks for the help
Message-ID: <9612071738.AA27402 at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us.state.tn.us>

I was trying to work a weak K7 station last night in the ARRL 160 CW test.
I was CQing and he called me.  The QRN level was fairly high at that time,
even on the Beverage.  After a half-dozen or so tries, I couldn't copy his
section, although I had the call OK.  Then this other loud station breaks
in with "AZ" (or whatever the section was...)  My reply to this was "tks
but no tks no qso qrz de k4ro..."  It was the first time I ever received 
any "assistance" during a contest.  Never heard the K7 station again.
Too bad, we would have probably made the QSO on the next try.

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