[CQ-Contest] South-pointing Beam

Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Sat Nov 22 04:51:32 EST 1997

(It was a coin toss as to whether this question should be posed to 
CQ Contest or TowerTalk Reflector; CQ Contest won). 

I currently have an A3S at the top of the 70' tower.  

At 40', I have an A3 hardmounted pointing NW. 
I use the two to what I believe is good (if not great) effect
(keeping my signal on both coasts) in domestic contests. 

I plan to operate in WW CW and was thinking about the 
South Americans and the improving prop on 15 and 10m. 

The thought occurred to me to swing the 40' A3 around
to the south as there might be more activity there than 
to the N/NW/W.  I could rely on the rotatable A3 at the 
top to swing between NW and NE for Asian and Euro Q's.  

A third beam on the tower for this contest is out of the 
question...at least, at this late date....

Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments? 


Dale Martin, KG5U
kg5u at hal-pc.org

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