Topband: What do you use as a "RUN" Antenna?

Mark van Wijk pa5mw at
Wed Feb 1 11:10:16 PST 2012

Diversity IS the way to go**
But if you lack the capability, you need an additional RX antenna that covers more directions and/or vertical angles.
In my 18x22ft large garden I use a Wellbrookloop on a small rotor at ground level. Turning it around I can effectively kill interference from my neighbors from about 6 S-units down to 0.5-1 S-unit bove band noise level. 
I had a blast last weekend in the contest doing SO LP.

Oh; the hands-free RX antenna switchbox is a great idea fir the future, TNX!

73 Mark, PA5MW
**saving for aTenTec RX366 2nd RX module

> The best omnidirectional "RUN" setup for 160M is using a transceiver
> with dual high performance receivers in stereo diversity so you can
> listen with two antennas simultaneously.  
> I've got a home brew Beverage switch box with a foot switch input so I
> can listen hands-free in 2+2=4 directions for callers
>> What do you use as a "RUN" antenna in the CQ 160 contest?
>> I tried using my TX TEE  but my neighbor now has a plasma TV and all I hear is that thing. 

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