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LF: Fast CW and big antennas...

To: "RSGB LF Group" <[email protected]>
Subject: LF: Fast CW and big antennas...
From: "Steve Olney" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 08:00:34 +1000
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G'day All,

All this talk about tall antennas and how good a 'fist' this or that person
is concerns me.  I feel it might give the wrong impression to the
uninitiated to the world of LF Amateur Radio.

In particular the constant pre-occupation of some proponents on this
reflector to the the size of their on-site erections and their ability to
move their hand fastest in a rhythmic fashion could lead to a picture which
is very disturbing and unsavoury.

Maybe it is a cultural thing, but even us rough Aussies confine this kind of
discussion to the locker rooms or the local pub.

So please - less talk about how big the components are and less about motor
skills and more about experimentation so I can allow my young children to
read my emails over my shoulder.

Regards Steve

P.S.  I think I might get a T-shirt printed and send it to some on this
reflector -
e.g.   "QRSSers do it longer" or something similarly appropriate to their

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