[CQ-Contest] Big antenna updates

Doug Grant k1dg at ix.netcom.com
Sat Feb 10 16:35:00 EST 2001

I have been informed of two more insanely big ham antennas:

from N7NG:

The OH8OS 20M array 6-6 over 6-6 over 6-6 probably beats KC1XX's 32
on ten for most HF elements. I think the highest 6-6 was 180 - 200 feet.
Maybe it wasn't really amateur since it was built for a University =
but it was on 20 meters.=20

That nomenclature indicates (for those unable to think THAT big) that =
the array had three pairs of side-by-side 6-element beams.

I recall the many of us referred to that station as OH8 "Only Signal", =
because it often was the only signal from Europe coming through.


from N2NL:=20

Bill, K4XS's 10m stack is bigger than KC1XX.  He's got 6/6/6/6/6/6 on =
for a total of 36 elements all phasable.

Conventional wisdom from W1 suggests that 6-element beams are too narrow =
for coverage of all of Europe in a contest, but now that the challenge =
has been issued, I imagine Matt will want to upgrade.


Doug K1DG

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