Agree fully, simple things like the S-Meter, our ears and other operator skills are quite good tools to make some good observations and empirical conclusion. Having access to more sophisticated tools for sure also helps, but we should not underestimate the basics which helps a lot to experimentations and which is the basic of the hobby which is doing a lot with the minimum. It may sometimes bring wrong conclusion but the history teach us that many great things may be achieved with modest means and bring a lot of improvement and discoveries. The real best tools to my opinion is passion and tenacity.
Jean Marc (3B8DU)
On Mar 28, 2018, at 8:54 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner [email protected] wrote:
- One cannot determine if the fading is on the uplink or downlink with a portables and an Arrow type antenna, and one >receiver only.
I find the S meter is an excellent indicator of whether a fade is on the uplink or downlink, beyond that of just hearing whether the DUV rumble goes away or not.
73, Drew KO4MA