160m antennas

n0dh at comtch.iea.com n0dh at comtch.iea.com
Tue Jan 30 18:49:17 EST 1996

-=> Quoting N6dx at aol.com <=-
 N6> I keep hearing of people putting up invertel "L"s and dipoles for
 N6> topband.  I must question the logic.  An inverted L radiates more
 N6> horizontal than vertical and therefore radiates mostly straight up. 

In the case of contesting (160 ARRL and 160 CQWW) where you work both domestic
and DX An inverted L may have a decided advantage. The vertical portion 
low angle for longer haul ( I have 160+ countries using INV L's) and the 
section for higher angle close in stuff (only missed Me and Al in December 


dit dit

>From Michael Christie <michaela at freenet.scri.fsu.edu>  Tue Jan 30 19:57:28 1996
From: Michael Christie <michaela at freenet.scri.fsu.edu> (Michael Christie)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 14:57:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Heil Proset IV
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9601301424.C11032-0100000 at freenet3.scri.fsu.edu>

Hi, Paul--

I have had a Heil Proset for 2+ years now and love it!

I've worn the ear pads to a frazzle and had one earphone separate from 
its rotating connector. Back to Heil it went. Two weeks later I had it 
back: repaired with modified connecor and new earpads. No cost. Too boot, 
they even paid the UPS charge back to me.

The Heil 4 mic element is very good and punchy in contesting and DXing. I 
have it and would not want any other. For conventional QSOs, the Heil 5 
mic element is of smoother, broader quality [I'm told] but not "punchy" 
ala the Heil 4.

The headset is truly the most comfortable I've worn and I put my first 
headset on at age 10 in 1948 [my uncle was W6OQ]. I can wear it for many 
hours and not feel any pinch, ear rub, whatever.

I did fine the earphones [in combination with my old TS-830S] to have a 
low [floor-level] hiss which was slightly bothersome. Increasing audio 
level pretty much overcame the hiss. Later I added a DSP-59+ and the hiss 
was fully removed. That was my one minor complaint.

Hands-free operating is excellent, BTW. It took an hour or two to get 
used to it, but now I don't care to operate any other way. In addition, 
it closes out the amplifier's blower noise which I always found bothersome.

Call Heil, they may have a workaround for the nonstandard mic plug.

Its a good investment. I'm sure  you'll enjoy it.

Michael Christie, K7RLS/4
Crawfordville, Florida

michaela at freenet.scri.fsu.edu

On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, Paul D. Walker II wrote:

> Who out there uses the Heil Proset IV?  Care to comment on its audio with
> the contesting/DXing element?  Would like to go hands free (sprained my
> thumb in NAQP) soon.  I have a FT-900 that has VOX capability. The main
> problem(s) is that it uses a "non-standard" RJ-45 mike plug (which I can get
> around) and the headphone jack is 1/8" instead of the standard 1/4" (can get
> around that also).
> Aside from the inconvenience of so many connectors, is there any audio
> distortion/degradation from this?
> Paul "Ready to move up to the next level" Walker
> ------
> Paul D. Walker II                 e-mail: pwalker at niia.net
> Amateur Radio: N9WHG		  packet: n9whg at kb9kri.#nwin.in.usa.na

>From Lunt, Billy,  KR1R" <blunt at arrl.org  Tue Jan 30 20:33:00 1996
From: Lunt, Billy,  KR1R" <blunt at arrl.org (Lunt, Billy,  KR1R)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 96 15:33:00 EST
Subject: ARRL DX Contest Plaques
Message-ID: <310E80C6 at arrl.org>

I have been asked on several occasions about plaques that are presently 
un-sponsored for the ARRL International DX Contest. Below is a list of 
available plaques for sponsorship for this year's (1996) ARRL International 
DX Contest. The cost to sponsor a plaque is $50 each. The plaques are 
available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you, your club, or business is interested in sponsoring one or more of 
the following plaques, give me a telephone call at 860-594-0252. I will be 
glad to help you.

W/VE 3.5 MHz CW
W/VE 28 MHz CW
W/VE 14 MHz Phone
W/VE 21 MHz Phone
W/VE Single Operator Assisted Phone
W/VE Multi-Single Phone
Single Operator South America CW
Multi-Single Africa CW
Multi-Single Asia CW
Multi-Single North America CW
Multi-Two Africa CW
Multi-Two Asia CW
Multi-Two Europe CW
Multi-Unlimited Asia CW
Single Operator Africa Phone
Single Operator Asia Phone
Single Operator South America Phone
3.5 MHz World Phone
7 MHz World Phone
Multi-Single Asia Phone
Multi-Single Europe Phone
Multi-Single South America Phone
Multi-Two World Phone
Multi-Two Asia Phone
Multi-Two Europe Phone
Multi-Two North America Phone
Multi-Unlimited Asia Phone
Multi-Unlimited Europe Phone
Multi-Unlimited South America Phone


Billy Lunt, KR1R
Contest Manager, ARRL
kr1r at arrl.org
blunt at arrl.org
contest at arrl.org

>From Jamie Tolbert <jtolbert at sprite.gremlan.org>  Tue Jan 30 23:35:50 1996
From: Jamie Tolbert <jtolbert at sprite.gremlan.org> (Jamie Tolbert)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 18:35:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: zj electronics #
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9601301838.A10743-0100000 at sprite>

can anyone supply the proper phone number for zj electronics , the 
mmanufacturer of preamp/beverage boxs ?? i have a number from an old post 
, 315-635-7148 but this does not appear to be correct and directory 
assistance is no help 73 Jamie WW3S

>From Bill Fisher, KM9P" <km9p at akorn.net  Wed Jan 31 00:10:22 1996
From: Bill Fisher, KM9P" <km9p at akorn.net (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 19:10:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: ARRL DX Contest Plaques
Message-ID: <199601310010.TAA12163 at paris.akorn.net>

My opinion for what it's worth...

Everyone should try to give something back to this hobby (ham radio
contesting).  Sponsoring a plaque is a pretty easy way to step up to the
bar.  Come on guys!

Mark me down for 21Mhz SSB and 28Mhz CW for W/VE.  Where do I send the check?

Bill, KM9P

>From silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto Silveira Pereira)  Wed Jan 31 01:31:34 1996
From: silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto Silveira Pereira) (Carlos Augusto Silveira Pereira)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 23:31:34 -0200
Subject: JPS ANC-4
Message-ID: <199601310131.XAA23796 at fama.ibase.br>

Dear friends,

As I have a  high static level on the low bands with my Butternut HF-2V, some people have advise me to purchase the JPS ANC-4 Antenna Noise Canceller. 
If you know this product I would like to know if it is really effective.

Thank you in advance,

Carlos - PY1CAS
E-mail: silver at ax.apc.org

ps. After the rain my reception improves very much!!!

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