Force12 vs KLM vs Hygain vs

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Thu Oct 31 18:53:56 EST 1996

In a message dated 96-10-30 07:59:32 EST, you write:

>I will setup an antenna system in a few month`s, so i would like to 
>receive as much as possible info and comments.
>I have an 80 Foot Tower and would like to setup an antenna system for the
>following bands 10,12,15,18,20, (40) meter.
>After long discusions i think of the following setup:
>KLM KT-34XA with a Force12 EF1218
>Force12 5BA
>Mosley PRo 96 or 67c
>Force12 Dxerplus with a EF1012x
>Please send any comments to my email adress or if you want to this reflector

Walter --

    I have written and presented at several conventions (including Dayton
Contest Forum) a paper called "Building A One Tower Station" that addresses
these antenna questions as well as a couple of others.  Send me your postal
address and I'll send you a copy.

    BTW, no where in my paper do I recommend Mosley antennas.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

    TOWER TECH -- professional tower supplies and services for amateurs

>From mats.persson at (SM7PKK)  Sun Sep  1 00:35:14 1996
From: mats.persson at (SM7PKK) (SM7PKK)
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 1996 01:35:14 +0200
Subject: Vanity calls and contests.
Message-ID: < at>


I can't really see the point in changing a callsign unless it was HH5HH or
something similar. (or you moved from one district to another) The call is
your identity.
For contests I think the signal must be loud but even more important it must
be known.
Fx SM7PKK is much easier to have in contests now than it was when I started
out. It has
 become very seldom someone misses the last K in my call nowadays. In any
pileup it can be=20
both good and bad with a short and long call. If fx W6AA and SM7PKK call at
the same time=20
and we are about the same strenght I might actually be logged first due to
my longer call as when the initial=20
QRM settles down I still have KK left to send. and other times W6AA would
get through first since
 he could almost get his call in twice during my one time It is quite often
the case that people in a pileup
 pick up my two last even though I ALWAYS give my full call. And not too
seldom can they fill in the
 missing parts if they got SM--KK.

If I changed my call (or anyone else) I think it would take a few years in
major contests to get the
 same response again. In a contest the relaxed contesters work the guys who
are strong and those who
seem to be easy to work unless they ofcourse are rare. If you then have a
recognized call it will add on to the=20
pile. That is why stations like K1AR always get worked a whole lot from EU
in contests. People have heard
 them over and over and they know they will get through so it=B4s an easy
point. The same goes for WN4KKN
People just about need to hear WN4 to know who it is even if QRM covered the
rest of the call.

Remember how people got confused when both EA8EA and EA9EA showed up after a
few years when only EA8EA
had been on for 2 -3 years without EA9EA being there.

We need to be loud and we need to work the callsign in to peoples minds.
(almost like the TV-commercials try to do)

Well that=B4s my two cents.

73 de=20

Mats SM7PKK=20

P.S holder of   T33T aswell never use in contest though. Hi! great call on
CW though.

SM7PKK			E-mail: mats.persson at
Mats Persson
S-212 14 Malmoe
Sweden			CW !!

P.S My logs are open forever.. ever.. ever..

>From wrt at (Bill Turner)  Sun Sep  1 01:28:10 1996
From: wrt at (Bill Turner) (Bill Turner)
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 1996 00:28:10 GMT
Subject: Too good to pass up
Message-ID: <3228d7c1.15104977 at>

Ok, this isn't EXACTLY a contest, but after all the back and forth about
rules, exchanges, mults, etc, etc, I just had to share this one:

(from the newsgroup)

The Xerox Amateur Radio (XAR) club WD6CZH will be running the "Ton O'
Radios" special event station this weekend.  Our goal is to work over
2,000 pounds of radios.  The exchange is your callsign and the weight of
the transmitter and receiver (or transceiver) used to make the contact.  

Time: 1600-2400 UTC
Date: 31-Aug-96
Freq: General portions of the 40M, 20M, and 15M bands
      Novice portion of 10M band
      WD6CZH repeater (near LAX) 449.325- 114.8PL

For a certificate, send a 9x12 inch SASE to XAR, 6940 Bacarro St., Long
Beach, CA 90815-4805

73, Bill W7LZP
wrt at

>From kl7y at (Dan Robbins)  Sun Sep  1 02:54:30 1996
From: kl7y at (Dan Robbins) (Dan Robbins)
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 17:54:30 -0800
Subject: WARNING! Re: Summary: Tower Help
Message-ID: <9609010154.AD15745 at>

At 05:13 PM 8/31/96 -0400, you wrote:
>What is you-all's luck with cold galvinizing spray paint???  de K4VUD

No problems here.  I take a file to the area to be repaired to make sure it
is clean - rust can sometimes sneak under the edges of the existing
galvanizing near a nick.  Also, make sure it is a warm day, "COLD" does not
apply to the ambient temperature.

                                        Dan KL7Y

>From donovanf at (Frank Donovan)  Sun Sep  1 04:35:56 1996
From: donovanf at (Frank Donovan) (Frank Donovan)
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 23:35:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Beverage Antennas
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.95.960831233000.20389F-100000 at>

I'd suggest the following low band antenna references, in my order of

Antennas and Techniques for Low-Band DXing by John Devoldere, ON4UN

The ARRL Antenna Handbook  17th Edition

The ARRL Antenna Compendium  (Volumes 1-4)

The Beverage Antenna Handbook by Victor Misek  (2nd Edition)

good luck!
donovanf at

>From tomf at (Tom Francis)  Sun Sep  1 05:41:08 1996
From: tomf at (Tom Francis) (Tom Francis)
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 00:41:08 -0400
Subject: Surplus Military Mast
Message-ID: <199609010441.AAA02580 at>

Greetings and felicitations

Someone mentioned to me that some
surplus military radio mast (portable)
is available - does anyone know the
source of the mast or where I can obtain



Tom, NM1Q (tomf at

>From k5zd at (Randy Thompson)  Sun Sep  1 05:40:35 1996
From: k5zd at (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 00:40:35 -0400
Subject: WAE E-mail Submissions?
Message-ID: <01BB979F.1F6DBBA0 at>

Time for another dumb question...

Anyone know of an address for e-mail submission of WAE logs?  I did have one for last year, but have not seen anything published for 1996.


Randy, K5ZD

Randy Thompson                                                                                Amateur Radio Call Sign: K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at
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