[CQ-Contest] SteppIR QSY Time

Andrew Faber andrew.faber at gte.net
Fri Aug 12 17:14:42 EDT 2005

  Those times seem about right.  I have a 2 el SteppIr and it seems to take 
about one second per MHz.  While it's QSYing, you can't transmit, and you 
(or I, at least) also get noise in the receiver, so you are effectively 
disabled.  It's a great antenna in general, but not optimal for, e.g., NAQP, 
where you want to do rapid QSYs.
  73, Andy, AE6Y
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Zalewski" <dick.w7zr at gmail.com>
To: "Cq-Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 12:10 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] SteppIR QSY Time

> Interested to find out if any contesters using the SteppIR 3 element find
> that the QSY time between bands is too objectionable. I found out from
> SteppIR that from 20 to 15 the time is about 9 seconds and from 20 to 10 
> it
> is 12 seconds. Since this will be my only antenna for those bands it 
> appears
> that QSY in contests is not very swift. Thoughts?
> -- 
> Tnx es 73
> Dick W7ZR
> www.w7zr.com <http://www.w7zr.com>
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