[CQ-Contest] World Records and Verticals

Russell Hill rustyhill at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 3 11:11:42 EST 2005

I challenge anyone to set up 2 or three golf club bags full of verticals 
over rocky soil in central Texas and out perform towers with Yagis at the 
same location.  Yes verticals in a salt water marsh work wonderfully, but 
that does not lead to a conclusion that a vertical on a city lot can 
successfully compete with towers and Yagis on a larger piece of real estate.

Certainly verticals in the right location are effective, and in some cases 
are the most effective antenna, but if we are going to have a discussion 
about how wonderful verticals are, then lets compare apples to apples.

73, Rusty, na5tr

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "KEN SILVERMAN" <k2kw at prodigy.net>
To: "[Contest Reflector]" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 6:54 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] World Records and Verticals

> To set the record straight:  Team Vertical did own the WORLD RECORD for 
> M/M
> in 1998.  Period.  Don't forget, this was from 2 point land!
> Can I help it if the CQWW guys can't get it right?  If you look to the
> records to be a reliable source of information, you are assuming too much.
> There are other mistakes in their records.
> You should also note that Team Vertical now owns ALL the single band QRP
> records, and 2 low power world records.  Let's see:  a World M/M record, 
> All
> the current World QRP single band records, and 2 current World low power
> single band records.   Since the above won't convince some, I would also
> guess they won't give any credit to the WPX North America M/M record, and
> bunch of 1st place WPX M/S operations (can't set a world record ALL the
> time.  Darn).
> Gee, and all that from 2 or 3 golf club cases worth of stuff.  Nah,
> verticals don't work - not enough evidence to support that.
> Kenny K2KW
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