Re: Today's Funny Story
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I asked him. I had made several contacts there in the weeks before including him (VK3BM). The mornings we talked with his beam oriented toward Europe and I also was able to work Reunion Island at the same time. Later on he said that he swung it around and came across the Pacific. I googled his QTH and immediately understood why we had the QSO. The beam antenna on his tower was bigger than his house.
I was curious as to why I got him both times that is why I asked. I did the same thing with a station near Adeleide too.
When the prop is in, it is in even for qrp stations. Sure do miss those days though. Haven't had contact with the Aussie's in quite a while now.
Jerry I tried to rotate the vertical but nothing changed??????? Maybe I should mount it upside down but then I would have to operate prq. Ya had to go there didn't ya.
On Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:32 PM, "Jerry n9avy@... " <070@...> wrote:
Rotate the vertical, of course !
From: "boat.anchor@... " <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: Re:  Today's Funny Story
When using a vertical how do you determine if your contact is long path or short path.
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Great catch! I've seen him at my QTH but no joy here.
I was blown away when I reached Australia on long path. I was on 20m using a vertical on the roof with 1.5 watts.
As you said, "when it's in it's in! Ya gotta love this mode!