[CQ-Contest] Re: SO2R

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at w9wi.com
Sun Jan 26 06:44:17 EST 2003

On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 11:45:45PM -0500, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> From: Sylvan Katz <jskatz at sk.sympatico.ca>
> this skill. However, it also implies that the station set-up is some what
> out of the ordinary due merely  to the fact that they can copy on one band
> and transmit on the other. The sort of rf isolation can't be bought off the
> shelf. It is an unusual class of operator AND an unusual class of station.

It's not as hard as one might think, at least for low-power operation.

I've got a 132' Windom run between the tower and a tree.  With extra rope,
the tower end starts about 30' from the tower.  With that arrangement
connected to the second radio, I can work most band combinations without
interference and without bandpass filters.  (you do have to stay away from
your own harmonics<grin>!)  It's proven quite effective in domestic contests
and at least helpful in DX tests.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66

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