[TowerTalk] 2 Meter Balun Question

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri Nov 22 01:59:15 EST 2013

On 11/21/2013 1:17 PM, Patrick Greenlee wrote:
> I think the light bulb comment is unwarranted. 

I'm sorry if you're offended -- none was intended. But most of us who 
have heard Tom speak on the topic have found the story a clever way of 
observing that some things work better than others. I have a vertical 
half-wave dipole for 40M hanging next to a very tall redwood, and I can 
make a lot of QSOs with it and get good signal reports. But if I switch 
to a high horizontal dipole in he middle of the QSO, the other station 
will tell me the horizontal dipole is ten dB louder.

My comments were specifically written for the original poster, and to 
give him enough ideas to think intelligently about his problem.

73, Jim K9YC

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