[CQ-Contest] A3S or TH-3JRS or ELSE?

Larry Schimelpfenig k7sv at comcast.net
Thu Aug 23 06:24:34 EDT 2007

While I have no experience with the TH-3JR, I have been pleasantly surprised 
with the performance of the A3S. As I tried to do SO2R with one tower, I had 
an A3S fixed to the west at 30 ft on the 75 ft of 25 supporting my KT36XA 
and 2 el 40. While in my situation it was too close to the upper antennas 
for SO2R, I was surprised at how well it did work. I've since pulled the 
large antennas off the tower and moved them out to the NR4M contest station. 
In turn I replaced the big tribander with the A3S and the 2 el 40 with a 
rotatable dipole. They're not as effective as the larger antennas, but just 
the same work surprisingly well. AA5AU has done tremendously well with a 
pair of A3s in rtty contests in the past.

73 de Lar K7SV 

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