I recall getting a Gotham vertical from my Elmer. No matter how much I jerked with it as a kid, It never came close to meeting those wonderful QST ads for it.
Check out W8JI's Gotham review here on E-ham. I fell out of my chair laughing (I also grew up with the Gotham ads!):http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4094
W8JI Rating: 5/5 Sep 18, 2008 18:59 Send this review to a friend
Work the world with 10 watts Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought a Gotham V-160 to use with my 6AQ5 transmitter. I only had one crystal on 1806 kHz. I mounted it on the side of my trailer and used a water spigot for the ground.
On my first CQ, ZS1REC answered. He gave me a booming report. When we signed there was a pileup of Europeans calling me.
I worked VQ9, 5B4, VU7, UA0's, and 4X4 within minutes. VU2PHD called and said I was the loudest USA he ever heard on 160.
Before the night was out I had worked all states, all continents, 35 zones, and 149 DXCC.