[TowerTalk] Building a Contesting/DXing station with deedrestrictions
alwilliams at olywa.net
Tue Sep 23 14:53:43 EDT 2008
My how times have changed. A wire antenna farm in a deed restricted half
acre of land would have been classified as a mediocre contest station at
best--even with 90' tree supports. What class are the 100/200' multi-tower
multi-yagi contest stations--super, duper, etc. universe class?
But having a "mediocre contest station" doesn't preclude enjoying
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Almeter" <w4mja at yahoo.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 5:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Building a Contesting/DXing station with
> Hello everyone,
> My name is Mike, W4MJA, and I am from Marietta GA. I am finding that
> these days I am really enjoying the competitive side of the hobby more and
> more, and would like to increase my contest scores, DX's worked. My
> challenge is to build a world class contesting station, on my half an acre
> piece of land, in a deed restricted community.
> I do have 90'+ trees in and around in my yard, and have quite a few
> pulleys at 90'. I am looking for the best wire antenna designs and what
> will give me a comparatively strong signal to guys who run beams, yagi's
> and such.
> I have looked into a K9AY loop for the low bands as far a RX goes on
> 160 and 80. I have also thought about a Lazy H for 20M and or 40M. What
> would you guys recommend?
> Have a blessed day,
> Michael Almeter
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