N6BV Dean Straw – “Little Pistol” vs “Big Gun” Antennas for DXing and Contesting
In a pileup on a really rare DX station, a 1- or 2-dB weaker signal than your competition can really test your patience trying to break through for a QSO. And if you are a “Little Gun” with modest antennas, you can easily be down two S-Units (12 dB) compared to a “Big Gun” superstation with huge stacks on tall towers.
So how does your Little Gun station actually do covering a wide geographic area ? such as all of Europe? Can you reasonably expect to have fun calling CQ with a modest station?
The answer is that you most certainly can! N6BV analyzes in detail the ability of even small stations to successfully work DX and domestic contests. More about N6BV Dean Straw – Clike here
Detailed tables showing predictions from Osaka are introduced, and then area-coverage mapping techniques are demonstrated.
“Exotic” propagation paths, such as long-path, skew-path, grayline and Sporadic-E, are also explored in some detail. More about N6BV Dean Straw – Clike here