Let us not give up meeting together, but let us encourage one another... Hebrews 10:25
To learn more about the Beam Spinners amateur radio group please check in to our Net.
We're a friendly group, enjoy all types of VHF propagation enhancements and would enjoy your company.
Join us Monday - Sunday 8 AM mountain time on 144.2 MHz USB.
Everyone: please help adjust the virtual Beam as net-control turns, on The Hub menu, to help DX know when to best transmit.

May I suggest:

  1. Your antenna really should be Horizontally Polarized to match the majority of operators on 2m SSB/CW, plus horizontal antennas get an inherent +5dB 'ground gain' for free from ground reflection.

    If one antenna is perfectly cross-polorized to another, the direct path loss was measured at -36dB (by professional broadcast engineers), compared to direct path using same polarity! That's the difference between a 4kW signal and a 1W signal! If you do not have a direct path; cross polarity loss varies as multiple indirect paths (via reflections/refractions) can skew polarity, and/or have signal enhancements/losses from temporal phase shifts among differing air boundaries. So it's obviously a HUGE advantage to be on horizontal polarity with the other 2m SSB/CW stations.
     

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    Net control will ask if you would like to work DX (and locals) that you can hear in the region that emerge daily.
    Frequent NET control Ops:
            OJ: K0OJ
    Duncan: WE7L

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