[AMRadio] Valiant carrier

John Tate johndtate at post.com
Sat Jun 18 09:37:55 EDT 2011

We've all had to start somewhere Ed. That's good that you take the time to help them improve. I certainly went through the same progression. G5RV in a bag, but I managed to make some contacts. When I finally went to the dipole, it was a lot better on the resonant frequency, no doubt! I remember thinking oh no this thing is much noisier because the noise floor came up, but the signals came up even more, on the resonant frequency. Yep, I'll never go back the G5RV but it served it's purpose. Europe, Japan, Africa, the south Pacific.... low power during the sunspot minimun on each band between 80 and 17 meters too. I would exactly call them a dummy load, but I do understand your point. When I got involved with AM, the G5RV suddenly revealed it's limitations.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Sieb
Sent: 06/18/11 04:55 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Valiant carrier

 Snobbery has nothing to do with it. Efficient operation is what I strive for and try to impart that idea to others. CB term? It is. (A lot of those ops already know that term, trust me.) I guess I should have used the term "p*ss-weaker"? After 40 years as a ham, I can't tell you how many times I've come across either a new ham or someone licensed only a few years, running a G5RV on 80. You know, the "dipole-in-a-bag-complete-with coax-with-connectors"? They invariably have to rely on excellent propagation to get out. And I can't tell you how many hams I have helped improve their sigs on 80, by insisting they try a dipole, even a short dipole, fed with 450 ohm line, instead of their G5RV dummy load. Ed, VA3ES ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Tate wrote: You guys are a bit snobby. Just saying. Lids and mud-ducks... what the heck is a mud-duck? Sounds like a CB term. ______________________________________________________________ Our Main Website: http://www.amfone.net AMRadio mailing list Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/amradio@mailman.qth.net/ List Rules (must read!): http://w5ami.net/amradiofaq.html List Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/amradio Post: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net To unsubscribe, send an email to amradio-request at mailman.qth.net with the word unsubscribe in the message body. This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html

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