[CQ-Contest] Contest QTH, hilltop or seaside?
K8MR via CQ-Contest
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Fri Jan 2 08:57:35 EST 2015
Do consider the issues of keeping a waterfront antenna system working
given all the salt water corrosion issues. Check out the stories of
what maintenance PJ2T has to go through.
73 - Jim K8MR
From: ScottW3TX at verizon.net <scottw3tx at verizon.net>
To: sawyered <sawyered at earthlink.net>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com> <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 11:18 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest QTH, hilltop or seaside?
Is there an argument to be made for favoring plain vanilla flat land in
all directions, instead of a hill or mountaintop, so that the TOA's can
be optimized for all bands by antenna height/stacking for all important
On Jan 1, 2015, at 8:25 PM, "Ed Sawyer" <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:
Go with the hilltop. The oceanfront is great if you have unobstructed
angle in a few favored directions. But oceanfront with low angles cut
is not a good compromise.
Spend A LOT of time with HFTA after carefully detailing the terrain
1000ft of the antennas. My best antennas are all 25 - 30 ft to Europe
the side of my hill to Europe.
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