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RE: Re: Radio DXing question
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"A. Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On 23 Aug 2001, at 9:51, Adam Rivers wrote:
>> I have a general question. Would it be fair to do DXing with an amplified
>> antenna. I'm going to buy one so I can get stations from Providence and
>> Boston (both are already fringely audible), because i'm sick of all the
>> local stations.. they aren't as good as the ones in Providence and Boston.
>> I just have that question to ask anyone who will answer for an opinion
>> about DXing.
>Well, a number of people have replied by telling you that amplified
>antennas aren't very good. I can't amplify on those comments. but no
>one seems to have addressed your question on fairness. I'm not a DX
>hobbyist, but so far as I understand it, whatever receiving devices you
>can use to pull in a signal are fair game.
>Once, back in the 1960s, when WMUA at UMass was a 10-watt
>station, we learned that we had been picked up at Westover AFB.
>Since it was rather hard to hear us much beyond Amherst at that time,
>we were all amazed. Then we learned that whoever had picked us up
>had used some pretty fancy military equipment to do it. We lost our
>inflated respect for our 10-watt signal, but I don't see anything wrong
>with his use of whatever he could to pick up the signal.
>Seems to me that when you make a reception report, you usually say
>what equipment you're using, which gives others a realistic picture of
>what you've done. I suppose it's a bigger achievement to pick up some
>difficult DX with lesser equipment, but you use what you have. Using an
>amplified antenna, if it helps any, is no different from using a bigger
>antenna or a more sensitive receiver.
>I'm spending some time on this because, when you told us your age a
>couple of days ago, it brought back all sorts of warm memories of my
>own radio listening at your age. I hope you're having as much fun with it
>as I had. I suspect that radio isn't as interesting as it was back then,
>but on the other hand, I would have loved to have had a group like this to
>access. Then again, maybe I would have been more into computers
>and less into radio.
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D. 617.367.0468
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