[CQ-Contest] 160 Receiving Antennas
N7MAL at CITLINK.NET
Wed Aug 29 19:11:34 EDT 2007
The, overall, most success I've had has been with a relatively low, 25-40 ft
high, full-sized 300 ohm folded dipole. It is almost useless as a xmit
aerial but really hears well and is very low noise. The problem with aerial
is that it is to simple and therefore has no credibility. I've heard all the
usual Caribbean, African, South American, and Asian stations with no
problem. I switch it with relays and use a 4:1 balun(homebrew).
Just my -2cents worth
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Taormina
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 18:27
Subject: [CQ-Contest] 160 Receiving Antennas
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
NACHO - W7RN RANN - K7RC
Web Site: http://k5rc.cc/ FOC 1760
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