[CQ-Contest] SO2R or FD antenna separation dple / vert
Pete Smith N4ZR
n4zr at contesting.com
Sun Jun 15 16:29:44 EDT 2014
Igor's probably right, but why take a chance, at least until you have
tested? One way to be certain is to cobble up a series light bulb
receiver protector, and put it in the RX OUT/RX IN loop which most rigs
now have. Then all you have to do is be sure that RX antenna is
selected and watch the bulb. There's an article at
that explains how to size the bulb to protect the little-bitty resistors
in most radios' front-end attenuators.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 6/15/2014 2:06 AM, Igor Sokolov wrote:
> Mike, I am sure you are pretty safe at 100W level running on different
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike & Coreen Smith VE9AA"
> <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca>
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> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:54 AM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] SO2R or FD antenna separation dple / vert
>> Although we tend to be semi serious contesters here in FN66 (NB) most
>> of the
>> time, a VE9 friend of mine is thinking we might like to do a laid
>> back FD
>> here in a couple weeks. This means 2 rigs and 2 temp antennas
>> installed the
>> day of FD. No towers and few trees, but I have a fair sized yard and
>> probably manage antennas 100-125' apart.
>> Thinking of a ground mounted multiband vertical and a
>> ZS6BKW(G5RV-like) as a
>> semi horizontal dipole, approaching an inverted V, apex @ about 25';
>> tips at 8-10'
>> Question; Do the masses believe I won't smoke the front ends on both
>> running 100w if given 100' separation ? (no filters, no stubs.each
>> rig on a
>> different band).we'll do 80m-6m
>> I know I'd likely be perfectly OK @ 5w, but 100w is a little more fun .
>> (Means we can run not just be relegated to S&P operation)
>> I have read, conversely to what I might think, that I should locate the
>> vertical broadside to the dple and not off the dple end tips as I
>> might have
>> Thanks !
>> Mike VE9AA.....if this works out, I might try some actual SO2R this
>> Until now I have never tried it.
>> dit dit
>> Mike, Coreen & Corey
>> Keswick Ridge, NB
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