Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZD, Oct 3, 2019.
Arguing that a certain antenna is "just as good" as another because "I made lots of contacts, etc."
Or arguing that for an antenna to be efficient it must be resonant.
It's in the dictionary!
"Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead."
That resonates with me!
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.
There's nothing at all wrong with long-wire antennas, much less antenna tuners. For some, they are a good solution.
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?
Well, I was hoping that was just the introduction, the hook, not the whole thing!
it's just creepy.