[CQ-Contest] It's time for an Assisted category in NAQP

Jim jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Aug 8 12:32:27 EDT 2018

That’s quite true for DX contests, but not so much for domestic ones. If you’re on the edge of the country you won’t want to waste power warming an ocean, but huge stacks don’t get you much more. They may even get you less, if your takeoff angle is too low, or if your pattern is too clean to hear people outside your main lobe. I run into this from my puny snowbird station in Florida. Some of the big guns up north can be quite hard to work when I’m off the end of their wonderful antennas (including receive antennas on the low bands) while guys with dipoles or verticals hear me just fine.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

> On Aug 8, 2018, at 12:43 AM, Jeff Clarke <ku8e at ku8e.com> wrote:
> Jim,
> The amount of power you run is not as important as the type of antennas you are using. You can't possible agree that a station running low power and stacked yagis is equal to someone using dipoles? In fact I proved this point earlier this year when I ran high power in the January NAQP SSB contest. I heard many stations on scatter who were supposedly running 100 watts (based on the 3830 postings) who couldn't hear me calling them and I was running 600 watts. There are several stations that I hear in NAQP every year who are just way too loud on scatter to be running 100 watts.

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