[CQ-Contest] World Records and Verticals
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
> 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,
> 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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