[AMRadio] AM Amps


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Jan 14 13:55:40 EST 2005


Considering how strong Otis's signal is in Sulphur, OK if his antenna is 
only 25-30 ft. high, I am not sure he needs much more Geoff.

73  Jim
W5JO


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff" <w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM Amps




>
> I had this discussion on the air this morning with some South Texas 
> locals.
>
> Let me set this story up (it's a short transmission, and I'll listen for 
> breakers afterwards ;-))
>
> I'm headed to K5SWK's tomorrow afternoon to help him get his 75m antenna 
> back in the air.  There were some guys in the round table this morning 
> that were saying that I shouldn't worry about getting Otis' antenna up at 
> 60 plus feet, because their 25 and 30' tall antenns worked just fine.
>
> I said "let me get this straight... you're running a rig that cranks out 
> 250+ watts and your signal is weak here, but yet you tell me I'm 
> head-and-shoulders above all noises and I'm running 100W and a 60'ish foot 
> tall antenna.  Yet, you only want Otis' antenna up at 25 or 30'?
>
> (I'm still scratching my head on that one)
>
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
>





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