[CQ-Contest] Contest QTH, hilltop or seaside?

K8MR via CQ-Contest cq-contest at contesting.com
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

-----Original Message-----
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 

Best regards,
Scott w3tx

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.

Ed  N1UR

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