Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N4GKS, Sep 23, 2017.
I wonder if those gummi bears were sugar free?
I thought the Aztecs said the world ended LAST year!
Gotta go. The zombies are at my door front.
I'm curious.....serious question:
What do you consider "very good results"?
73 de Jim, N2EY
Heck with the Ramen. How about a case of Jack Daniels? Jim Beam does just as well, however. If you can afford it, Chivas Regal would be best.
Performance at a level equal to or better than a resonant vertical antenna with an excellent ground/counterpoise underneath it.
How is such a comparison made? Modeling, or actual A<>B on-air tests?
As for "very good results", I meant in terms of QSOs per hour, total QSOs, total multipliers.
A/B comparisons between the loop being tested and an actual resonant antenna that has previously been vetted as an efficient installation (near-ideal uncorrected feedpoint impedance, corresponding on-air performance, etc).
Comparison of the computer models of the loop and the reference antenna, including corrections for ground losses, conductor losses, conductor size, installation height, etc.
"Live fire" testing, where I watched the loop fill my log in a contest just as fast as the reference antenna, and with stations at similar distances as the reference antenna.
Honestly, for ham purposes, #3 is the only one that really matters, but I like to be thorough.
From that article's opening:
"After the British writer G. K. Chesterton visited the United States for the first time, he remarked that America was “a nation with the soul of a church.”
Mr. Chesterton wasn’t referring to the nation’s religiosity but to its formation around a set of core political beliefs enshrined in founding “sacred texts,” like the Declaration of Independence."
After I read the first sentence (and before I read the second), my first thought was that, "yeah, when someone doesn't like the church, they go start their own," which I of course intend to mean that when someone doesn't like something about America, no matter how trivial it may be, they try to create their own version of it around them rather than become a member of the Nation. After all, that's why there are so many churches.
...the highest form of flattery...
Unintended or not.