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Re: Ok, so what's available in Mode A

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:04:40 EST, Askmikenow@aol.com wrote:

> One thing that was really odd:  At one point I accidentally pointed the
> antenna at the ground, and the signals went to full quieting, and the audio
> increased 50 percent!  There was a TV tower 1/8 mile away, and may well have
> been an abandoned fuel tank or some other metal object beneath the "sweet
> spot,"  but I've never experienced anything quite like that before.

Nope.... using my FT50 and a MFJ-1715S whip antenna I have found that on
passes which go to the east of me I get a much better signal quality by
inverting the HT so the antenna is pointed at the ground. It's the exact
opposite for passes west of me I either have to hold the HT horizontally or
perfectly upright. Weird, huh?

73 Jeff W4JEF

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