[TowerTalk] WARC antennas

Tom Rauch W8JI@contesting.com
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 11:02:41 -0400

> Just came back from WRTC, where S5 hosts tried to make all stations
> "equal" as possible. Look at the results. You will see some interesting
> differences. Some blew it (like us having 6 hours of 20 over 9 rain static
> on all bands and both antennas), some made it to top 10, some last WRTC
> top ten "made it" to bottom 10. Too many variables with magnitude bigger
> than 1 dB. 

I heard they used Windom antennas on some bands! 

If they did, why on earth did they use an antenna that was 
frequency and location/installation critical for performance?

I would have thought they would have used a dipole at each station 
rather than something that is hyper-sensitive to external influences!

73, Tom W8JI

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