Topband: poor antenna- big dx ?
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:53:06 +0100
hi gang !
With big surprise i`ve been reading about the big success some people have on
160 with small size antenas.I guess that much of that success is due to the
geographical location ( 5B4ADA ) and the advantages combined with that.Plus a
call that is not too common may help as well.So i guess these experiences in a
contest are not very meaningful either,as the number of stations active is not
the regular case at all.For us in central EU ,behind the auroral curtain,the
situationis much different. Antennas can`t be big and beverages not long
enough,especially as we suffer much from man-made noise in our highly
industrialized and densely populated areas.At least for our latitudes and
longitudes i must oppose the "throw out a wet noodle and be ready for KH6"
scheme.All the 160m guys around here have been putting in major efforts into
their systems and are still trying to optimize.But i have to agree to the
proposal that one must get on the band and see for himself,then he will get the
topband-virus and be part of the fun. 73 de df2py
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