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Ham Rants and Peeves

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZD, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. K8AI

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    Arguing that a certain antenna is "just as good" as another because "I made lots of contacts, etc."
     
  2. W4NNF

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    Or arguing that for an antenna to be efficient it must be resonant. ;)
     
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  3. KJ4VTH

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  4. W4NNF

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  5. N0TZU

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    That resonates with me!
     
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  6. AG5WC

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    Went to a presentation at a hamfest about antennas for limited space or weird situations. Unfortunately the first half hour was just "get as long a wire as you can, as high in the air as you can, and hook it to a remote tuner" and I didn't stick around to see if he had any other wisdom later on.
     
  7. W4NNF

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    There's nothing at all wrong with long-wire antennas, much less antenna tuners. For some, they are a good solution.
     
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  8. AG5WC

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    Yes but if you offer a talk about antennas and then the totality of it is "Get a remote tuner and attach it to some wire, any wire, and run that wire any way you can", I mean yeah it's true that can get you on the air but why waste an hour to say it?
     
  9. W4NNF

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    Well, I was hoping that was just the introduction, the hook, not the whole thing! :eek:
     
  10. WQ2H

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    Jello.

    it's just creepy. :eek:
     
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