I tune only once/band as my antennas are all broad as a barn door. Tuning the amplifier takes 5 seconds, if I'm lazy.
Originally Posted by WA4OTD
Let's take that idea to its logical conclusion:
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
- No more computer logging on Field Day. Paper log and dupe only.
- No more beams or amplifiers on Field Day. 250 watts max, to wire antennas built on site only.
- No more keyers, voice recorders, etc.
- No more 'phone - CW and digital modes only
- No more transceivers - separate tx and rx only. (No twins-that-can-transceive, either)
- No more manufactured gear - homebrew or converted surplus only.
Yeah, that'll do it.
73 de Jim, N2EY
Originally Posted by K8MHZ
Like I stated if your SWR goes up with increase of power you have other problems
perhaps you can site an example of this actually happening, instead of surmising it happens. The word reflect when pertaining to VSWR comes from the power that is reflected back towards the source down the transmission line. So perhaps you are meaning a poor install or equipment that isn't up to the task can cause swr problems. going from 5 watts to 100 watts as I stated I will stand by what I said. Again poor install or poor rf practice doesn't change theory.
Just about an everyday thing. There is one in particular that goes an hour or more that I hear.
Scio me nihil Scire: Socrates
I find that difficult to beleive, you're just used to it. I've never been in a pileup for more than 10 seconds that someone hasn't tuned up right over the top, and if it's a rare QSO, then it's an almost constant bombardment of tuning noises from barefoot and amplified signals--reduced power, full power, and amplified full power tunes.
Originally Posted by KC0W
It's simiple, it's just a lazy LID.
Originally Posted by K8JSL
I am a digital operator and I usually use an antenna analyzer to tune my multiband doublets. We set up on an mountain top for Field Day and I had a guy who is a serious radio broadcast engineer tell me he could hear my analyzer! I had no idea! I now move to a empty section of the band to tune.
Well, not necessarily--I've seen very active LIDs too: actively engaged in being a LID (or Stupid on the air). Usually those guys that tune over the top of others are uniformed or too lazy, but occasionally you get the person vigorously engaged in being a jerk.
Originally Posted by WA7PRC
Exactly! If you have a rising or falling electric field attached to a wire, you're going to get radiation--if you are actually trying to get the rise and fall near the resonant frequency of the wire, then you get more efficient radiation.
Originally Posted by KG6MZS