Re: Firecracker Sprint


ljl2002@att.net
 

Jon,

See, that's the great thing about ham radio.  We are always trying to improve.  Whether it is finding a way to squeeze out that DX station or just trying, in my case, to squeeze out an extra milliwatt  we are always striving to improve our situations.  Realistically the sun exerts a ton of control over our radio hobby and it doesn't much matter if you have tower and beam or just a wire:when the prop stinks it stinks. ( I think it's a Law of Nature)
Right now I am using an 80/40 dipole up about 17 ft and it seems to be working. (At least Jerry thinks so hi hi)

Happy 4th of July to all PODXS and hope to see you OTA.

73
Joe
KA1PPV  #1482
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On Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:33 AM, "Jon Greene wx5nco@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
JT,
That is an option as well. All I'd need then is a decent antenna switch. I may just do that

DE Jon Greene WX5NCO
Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26
070 - 592
30DMC - 1233
DMC - 741
EPC - 5134
1010 - 74420

 

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On Sat, 7/1/17, 'J.T.' kg5krz@... [070] <070@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [070] Firecracker Sprint
To: 070@...
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 11:19 PM


 









For what it's worth, I'm using a
homebrew fan dipole at 45 ft. I love being able to change
bands and not have to tune,  and it talks pretty decent
too. what I don't like is the noise.  I spend more time
fiddling with the dsp than i did with the tuner. I wound a 1
to 1 current balun in it, but am thinking that I will swap
it out for a voltage balun and see if that helps.  I have
also considered replacing it with a yard full of
bazookas.
My
$0.02
JTKG5KRZ
On Jul 1, 2017 10:35 PM,
"Jon Greene wx5nco@... [070]"
<070@...> wrote:















 









I hate to do it, but I'm going to throw in the
towel for this contest. I was able to make about 5
QSO's, and I'm happy with that, considering my
antenna. As some of you may know, I haven't been on HF
in about 5 years. So, yesterday, I decided to fire up the
radio and I've had a blast.



My 40 - 80 meter antenna is less than desirable. It hears
great, but it doesn't talk worth a darn. Now, before I
describe this "antenna" you have to promise not to
laugh. I bought this off of ebay years ago. It's made
out of either speaker cable or lamp cord. The legs are
still together. Now, one leg is 100 foot, and the other is
50 foot. It's fed by a balum to 50 Ohm coax. I've
got it run along the privacy fence about 5 or 6 foot off the
ground. Yeah, less than desirable, but some times you have
to do what you have to do. I'm thinking about making a
multi-band fan dipole with 40/30/20/10. That should get me
the bands that I want. I also have a 80 meter double
bazooka for, well, 80 meters. I have a 20 bazooka that I
use for 20 and 30. It seems to do well, but I want to see
if I can do better. I've never really thought about
getting on 40, until this contest hihi.





DE Jon Greene WX5NCO

Tulsa, Oklahoma EM26

070 - 592

30DMC - 1233

DMC - 741

EPC - 5134

1010 - 74420



 
































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