[CQ-Contest] 160 Receiving Antennas

Rick Dougherty nq4i at contesting.com
Wed Aug 29 16:42:52 EDT 2007

Hi Tom...I did an evaluation for DX Engineereing of the rcv'ing 4 sq..and
its over all performance is equal to my 900 ft beverages on 160m and 80m and
the f/b was far better...a number of others have mbouth this system and been
very happy with the performance...look at eham.net for reviews of the
rcv'ing 4 sq...de Rick nq4i

On 8/29/07, Tom Taormina <tom at k5rc.cc> wrote:
> Okay brain trust, I am looking for recommendations for 160 receiving
> antennas. I have tried a number of beverages and they do not yield
> the desired result here in the high desert with no ground reference.
> I just finished a full-size vertical and have laid down 30 of the 60
> radials, but have no desire to do radial fields for beverages.
> KA6W has used some closed-loops with FET preamps, but they are a
> significant home-brew project not likely for this coming contest season.
> What results have you had with the K9AY system and with the DX
> Engineering system? Are pennants or any other schemes worthwhile?
> Tom Taormina, K5RC
> Virginia City Nevada USA
> Web Site: http://k5rc.cc/  FOC 1760
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