[CQ-Contest] 4-square dump power into horizontal dipole

RT Clay rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Thu Apr 30 09:57:35 PDT 2009

Thanks, I will have to give it a try. I also have a dipole at 90 ft. It will just take another relay in my 80m remote switch.

But I guess making it switchable is a must. For example, in some situations with noise from thunderstorms, the high-angle suppression of the 4-sqr really helps with the qrn even for stateside stations.

Adding another amp on the dumped power sounds dubious however :)


--- On Thu, 4/30/09, Michael Tope <W4EF at dellroy.com> wrote:

> From: Michael Tope <W4EF at dellroy.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 4-square dump power into horizontal dipole
> To: "RDStraw" <n6bv at arrl.net>
> Cc: "Contest Reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>, rt_clay at bellsouth.net
> Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:49 AM
> RDStraw wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>I also have <1% dumped power at optimum on my
> 4-sqr, so it seems that it
> >>    
> >>
> >really wouldn't add much high-angle fill-in?
> >

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