Fw: [wsjtgroup] Re: 6m vs 2m
- My 2 cents from Europe...I'm not QRV on 6m but well on 4m (70 MHz) with limited regulatory constraints. I have 10W into a 5el and MS QSO's are quite easy. On 2m, I'm QRV MS since 1988, dating back the high speed CW "old" time; I have made plenty of QSO's with only 40W and a 9el.At same ERP level, reflections duration on 6m vs 2m are within a 10/1 range...Gaëtan, ON4KHG----- Original Message -----From: David R. HassallSent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:04 PMSubject: [wsjtgroup] Re: 6m vs 2m
Dear Bob and group,
The first two years on WSJT, I used a home brew 3 element 6M Yagi at 50 feet
running 100 watts and RG-213/U coax. I worked My first 25 initials
on 6M using that setup. My longest contact was 1240 miles. Some
of the contacts do take longer but it didn't seem to make any difference.
I have upgraded to a M squared 6M5X at 50 feet. I have changed my coax to
a LMR-400flex Clone and still run 100 Watts. With the larger antenna and
better coax I hear more stations than before. I work Some stations easier
now than before. I still have not contacted another station on WSJT FSK441
farther than the 1240 Miles on 6M.
With your higher power, You may be Heard better. But with the smaller
you lose the receive signal gain of the larger antenna. Most would say,
Put up the biggest you can and hope for the best.
David R. Hassall WA5DJJ