[CQ-Contest] Re: [TowerTalk] Re: # of elevated radials

jirka at jimaz.cz jirka at jimaz.cz
Thu Apr 24 00:36:00 EDT 1997

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Jan-Erik Holm <JEH at on.mobile.telia.se> wrote:
>> My 4-square has 8 elevated radials.  It is the 2nd best 80M antenna I 
>> have ever used.  K1EA's 4 square has 16 radials.  Ken's comment to me 
>> when I was up there was that he thought it might have worked better with 
>> 4.  Probably not, but I think his point was that the extra work didn't 
>> yield big dividends.  Oh... K1EAs 4 square was the best 80M antenna I've 
>> ever used.  Maybe being in Harvard had something to do with it.  I kept 
>> having to look at the dial on the 781 to assure myself I wasn't really on 
>> 20M.  
>> 73
>> Bill, W4AN
>As Einstein said: everything is relative. A 4 SQ with 100 radials will beat
>a dito with 8 or 16 any day rain or shine. I guess it´s a matter of how much
>work one wants to put in for the differing dB´s.
>Who is K1EA anyway ?  No call that rings a bell on 80 mtr DXing with me.
>I know a lot of strong New England stations but no K1EA so I guess he needs
>more radials in his 4 SQ.
>73 de Jim SM2EKM
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Hi Jan,

I bet you do know this signal well enough - not under this callsign but under a 
bunch of others like : K1AR...........

but I do agree with you it is on of big gun W1's on 80m - there is no 
significant difference compared to others like KC1XX, KC1F, W3LPL, N2RM,.....

73 !


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