[TowerTalk] C3 vs tennadyne
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:32:55 -0500
When I put up my 2 element quad back in early 60's I worked everything I
Nowadays I have a TA53M. I can still work all that I can hear, just not as
fast as I used to.
ZA2RPS, pileup like any today (except no qrm or cops), got them the first
day or second.
Now I have to wait till a few days down the road to bust through a pileup.
But every once in a while, not that often but once in a while we little
pistols time it right, pick the right freq. or just by force of will we beat
out the big guns.
Sure makes it fun don't it.
----- Original Message -----
From: alsopb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 11:10 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] C3 vs tennadyne
> Don't your yearn for the days were a tribander at
> 40' was nearly king of the hill? (Late 50's &
> early 60's with super sunspot cycles)
> Comparing like-sized antennas is fine but it is a
> big cruel world out there with lots of tall, big
> and stacked arrays. Like it or not those are the
> guys you compete against. You aren't going to
> "kick butt" with an 12' boom antenna. Wishful
> thinking isn't going to change the outcome.
> Comparisons with bigger arrays is also needed so
> one can get a realistic assessment of how well you
> can likely compete with the multitude. Also it
> provides some info on just what it will take
> (cost) to become more competitive.
> I really wonder what the "average array" looks
> like today. 5 elements on 20 at 100' or what?
> de Brian/K3KO
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