[CQ-Contest] When and why did rules change?
Bill Coleman AA4LR
aa4lr at radio.org
Fri May 5 12:04:33 EDT 2000
On 5/5/00 10:49 AM, Jon Ogden at jono at enteract.com wrote:
>> Which raises an interesting question -- is a multi-band dipole (ie one
>> with elements for one or more of 160, 80, 40) fed with the same feedline
>> disqualifying? It certainly has multiple elements....
>Ah, but there is a twist here. If my dipole works (which it does) on
>80,40,30,17, and 12 meters, only ONE element is really active per band.
>When I operate on 40 meters, the 80 meter portion is trapped out and the
>elements that are for the other bands and not of proper electrical length
>for 40 meters so they can really be ignored for all practical purposes since
>they aren't resonant elements. The additional "elements" certainly don't
>enhance the performance of the antenna, but rather probably make the
>performance a little worse if anything. There is no tactical advantage to
But you just said that the rule doesn't consider the electrical
characteristics of the antenna, only its physical characteristics. QED.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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