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Propagation - is it really a w f u l, is it my wire antenna?
« on: September 05, 2010, 11:53:17 PM »
40 m band at night - aaarrrggghhh.  :o

Which band are you working these days?

Is there a strong short wave QRG to share, allowing me to test the set up and the station?

Mni tnx es 73 de Chris HS0ZFE
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Re: Propagation - is it really a w f u l, is it my wire antenna?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 05:19:04 PM »
Hi Chris,
I was lucky to work K8IA from Arizona at 18.00 HS time on 40m SSB during the AA contest. This was just a few minutes b4 my sunset, so maybe signal was just along the greyline. Using only a 40m Inv. V on top of my store.
So the antenna is not very high, and I didn't expected I can work USA with it.
During an international contest it is the best chance to work some DX. On other times I found 40m here in HS also very "quiet". But I think it will be getting better in December-January.
DON'T MISS THE CQ WW CONTEST! Another chance to work DX on 40m.
I mostly use 20m at around 21.00 HS time for shortpath into Europe. Try this time, and make some antenna test there.
GL.
73 Helmut

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Re: Propagation - is it really a w f u l, is it my wire antenna?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 11:26:37 AM »
Howdy Helmut, OM!

Thanks for sharing - I used to operate from an old cabin with fighter plane cockpit windows at 2,600 ft elevation nr Joshua Tree, California in the desert. 5 acres for long wire antennas. Loved the location!  :)

Condx are as described by you. Yesterday, 20 m was lively and I also worked a station on 40 m. 2 x BD, 1 x UA, China and Russia. It must the the simple wire - not even the BBC @ 6.195 is audible.  :o :(

Mni tnx es 73s de Chris
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Re: Propagation - is it really a w f u l, is it my wire antenna?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 02:43:59 PM »
Hi Chris,
maybe the fighter plane cockpit helps a lot...????   :D