[TowerTalk] Small stack V.S. Single Large Tribander
Michael McCarthy, W1NR
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 08:42:04 -0500
For contest running, you are much better off with the stack. For
busting pileups, the C31XR MIGHT provide an advantage, especially
on 15 and 10. Of course, a stack of C31XR's would be a formidable
As one prominent contester put it..."Better to be fairly loud in a
lot of places than really loud in a few." (K1VR, the father of the
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> Hi Guys:
> Just want to get some opinions.
> I currently have a C4XL at 75' (rotatable) and a C3 at 45' fixed to
> Europe. I use a WX0B stack match to phase them.
> My question to the group, should I stick with this setup or should I go
> to a single large tribander like a C31XR?
> I like my stack for domestic contests as I can spray my signal in two
> directions, NE and NW at the same time which is nice for SS, NAQP etc.
> But during the dx contests, I wonder if I can do better with a larger
> single tribander?
> If nothing else I probably need to get the lower antenna to rotate and
> replace my guys with philly stran.
> Richard Thorne - N5ZC (Ex. KA2DSY, N2BHP, WB5M)
> Amarillo, TX
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