[TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 35, Issue 107

Didonna, Richard RDiDonna at wrf.com
Tue Nov 29 19:29:56 EST 2005

Ummm....Did somebody mention my name?

73 Rich NN3W

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:26:13 -0500
From: "Malcolm Ringel" <mringel at bluecrab.org>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ALTERNATIVE TRIBANDER or the Ideal
To: "bob finger" <finger at goeaston.net>, <K2EK at aol.com>
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Keep 'em straight & narrow, Uncle Bob !!

Malcolm Ringel
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From: "bob finger" <finger at goeaston.net>
To: <K2EK at aol.com>
Cc: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ALTERNATIVE TRIBANDER or the Ideal TriBander...

> K2EK at aol.com wrote in part:
> Lets face facts...  you are not going to WIN a contest (I mean WIN the 
> thing
> number 1 single op..) with a tribander. Maybe state, maybe section, bit...
> there are just too many good ops with real antenna farms to consider 
> whole shebang.
> Weeeeell:  I can only say that in the 2005 ARRL DX SSB test NN3W did 
> indeed WIN the USA low power single op category using the W9GE antenna 
> farm.  Antennas; OptiBeam OB16-3 tribander at 80 feet and Force 12 C3E 
> tribander at 40 feet.  The 40 antenna was a Moxon at 80 feet on 75 a delta 
> loop and an inverted L on 160. To reinforce the point, Rich came very 
> close to exceeding the all time low power usa single op record with his 
> 2005 performance
> You indeed can WIN with a tribander.  You do need to be a superb operator 
> and location helps a bunch too.  73 bob de w9ge

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