jim.thom at telus.net
Mon Nov 29 01:32:55 PST 2010
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:09:45 -0500
From: "Tommy Alderman" <aldermant at windstream.net>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tuners
Wow Rick! That is really amazing? You ever think of getting a decent
## He already does.
For the past 59 years I have used a 'tuner' and wires, but alas, using wire
antennas and I've only got 327 countries confirmed? Do you think if I get a
REAL antenna I could make the honor roll?
Tom - W4BQF
## is that 327 countries spread over 160-10m, including warc bands?
Is that spread over 59 years ? Is this just ssb, or just cw, or both, or does that
include rtty and data modes ?
## How many countries....per band?
## a friend 150 miles north of me installed a F-12 5 el 20m yagi @ 70'.
He worked 290 countries in less than 2 yrs, and that
was casual dx'ing. I managed a clean sweep in a Nov SS phone contest
many yrs ago, that means I got WAS in under 30 hrs. I could not do that
with wire ants.
## when I switched from my own 5-el 20m yagi to the wire ant, the EU folks
told me I dropped 6 x S units [ I measured 13.8 db on a stepped attenuator, on RX]
## sure, wire ants will work, provided you put em up 100'..and stuff loads of power
into them. A dipole up 100' is a good ant.... but the 14 db F/S is a hindrance. 2 x dipoles
at right angles or a rotary dipole is a fast way to pick up 14 db. Most folks have limited patience.
I have tried every ant in the book on 40m, since 1972. I have given up and opted for a 3-el yagi up 90'.
Now if that doesn't work, then I will give up.
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