Re: Gain due to mountaint

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From: rohrwerk@holonet.net
Date: Fri May 27 1994 - 23:44:40 EDT


On 05-25-94 hwardsil@seattleu.edu wrote to burdick@interval.com:

> In my experience, getting close to salt water far outdistances
> vertical elevation. Fresh water is also good. Mountaintops offer
> great views, but usually very poor ground conditions, high winds,
> trouble with storms and weather, and sore legs. On HF, unless you're
> blocked by a bluff or cliff, salt water is the way to go. I realize
> this doesn't help the gang in the Midwest much...they have to worry
> about mosquitos and June bugs flying into the muffin fan blowing on
> the operators...ick! 73, Ward N0AX
>
Unless you're talking about Lake Superior! The Minnesota North Shore has
intrigued me as a possibility for antennas. What about a sloping wire (half
wave at 160 meters) from a cliff down to the water's edge? Haven't followed up
on this, but have seen some neat cliffs that climbers were using and wondered...

* John Seboldt...Mpls, MN...As a ham, K0JD...as a human...well,... *
| rohrwerk@holonet.net |
* J.S. Bach of Borg: "Your style will be assimilated." *

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