[CQ-Contest] Fw: SO2R -- revised opinion?
thompson at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 12 14:08:11 EST 2005
I heard K0RF during the CQ WW SSB in 1979 while I was running single band
40. I listened to him at length then worked him to ask what was up. I had
my Triton IV driving a Henry 3K to N4RJ's 2 el beam at 110 feet. I used my
Drake R4A to receive below. S01.5R? Worked so well I set up the Drake line
to a SB220 and the Triton IV to a small amp the next year.
was doing well in almost S02R when the SB220 blew the power transformer.
I also remember the 6 land station with the Hallicrafters SR-400A in the
ARRL SS. You had dual RX and his comments to me was the transmitter
had only a short range before tune up again was needed. Again almost S02R.
Hey one version of the FTDX 9000 improves on the SR-400A with real dual TX
and RX. Plus you have much better control on antennas and muting.
As K4XS says S02R requires only a couple of hours getting used to. The big
secret is how to engineer the antennas, switching, and cutting out cross
73 Dave K4JRB
> >I did a bit of SS in the early 80's and didn't know of ANYONE in the
> using 2 radios.
> I would suggest that the statement that most in the early 80's in the
> 10 were using 2 radio's is SUSPECT
> Quacks, ever heard of W0UA? He was doing
> dueling CQ's at least in the 70's from W0TR
> and K0RF. Dual C-lines and the Drake Station
> Control...remember those?
> 73, Bill W4ZV
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