[amsat-bb] Re: Small-beam Syndrome

Gus gus at 8p6sm.net
Sat Feb 15 06:47:35 PST 2014

A bigger beam is useful when boasting to your friends, but when it comes 
to racking up contacts or pulling a rare one, it isn't the size that 
counts.  What really matters is how skilled you are at USING your beam, 
and your understanding of the needs of the DX.

On 02/15/2014 09:14 AM, Jeff Griffin wrote:
> My 2m satellite beam is almost 20 feet long, so there... :-)
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Small-beam Syndrome
> Cliff,
> Having suffered from this malady for many years, I simple came to the
> conclusion that no matter how big your beam is, you can never have a beam
> too big.  I believe this view is held by many, including the ARRL, who
> publish a Handbook every year with many articles devoted to encouraging you
> to employ an ever-bigger beam.  These article are replete with pictures, of
> course, leading to an even more widespread condition:  beam envy.
> 73,
> Jerry, M0GOE
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Gus 8P6SM
The Easternmost Isle

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