Re: CQing on 80 Meters


Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I used to have a 580’ horizontal loop; it was WONDERFUL on the air, but it was a bugger to keep in the air with all the old-growth trees dropping limbs all the time.

I’d love to put it up again someday.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:44 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] CQing on 80 Meters

A 160m inverted L with a FCP is another goal for next year.

I had a 160 dipole about 30ft off the ground and bent in an arrowhead shape at the feedpoint (looked like an L from overhead) and it worked pretty poorly, but got me enough PSK-31 contacts on 160 to get my 160/20 sticker!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director



On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net> wrote:
My antenna isn’t good either. It’s a 160 meter Inverted L, but it’s low. I’ve got an OCF ready to go up too when I can get the back-40 cut so I can work out there.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:36 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] CQing on 80 Meters

Mike - we're in each other's backyard! I'm in Hamilton, just north of Columbus/Ft Benning, a whopping 74 miles away, so I'd be surprised to see you on my Hustler vertical.

Maybe when I get my 80OCFD hung next year..... :-)

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 7:32 PM, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@cox.net> wrote:
I don’t think it’s ready for prime-time yet… saw one trace and could not decode it.

Might be better in an hour so.

Mike
WM4B

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Innis
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:23 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] CQing on 80 Meters

Be there in a couple minutes.
--
Jim, K5SP #483

Join main@070Club.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.