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Re: Planned NPOTA Activation 1-8-2016

Rick - N7WE
 

 
Update - -

Just got home...total flop!  Never got on the air.  Had a computer glich and stupid me, had left the backup laptop home!  And of course, no internet and no cell service, so I couldn't even post a note here.

Sorry to all who "looked but couldn't find."  I may try another run to Canaveral Seashore later.

Day wasn't a total loss as the XYL cheered me up and we had a lovely dinner at the Norwood's Treehouse (literally!) Restaurant and Bar.    http:www.norwoods.com    I'd never had dinner in a treehouse before!

Rick - N7WE - #1602



Re: IMD Meter

Darl DEEDS
 

I would spend the money on a better antenna if your able to with HOA’s etc. Money  would be better spent. You can always adjust your equipment to make a better cleaner signal for no cost.
 
Darl  NA8W
 

Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 6:01 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] IMD Meter
 
 

I was reading the recent discussion concerning the IMD meter, getting on the list for one, and the cost.

It sounds like a very good idea, however, even at that price ($155) it'll be a stretch for me at this time because of medical bills. Never thought I'd get like this, luckily I have the gear I have before all this medical stuff came around.

So, with that in mind, let me ask this. My rig is an Icom 756 Pro3 and my computer interface to Windows 7 is a microHAM microKEYER2. I use FLDIGI. Antenna is a 30' end-fed wire up 20'

When I'm on PSK I don't tune the rig higher than 25-40w (Max). I say "Max" because I'm not using a super antenna here and sometimes I raise the power a little.

On the front of the microKeyer2 there's a knob to control my TX audio level on digital modes. On the Icom, I can see power out, SWR, and ALC. I "always" make sure that my ALC indication is 0 (nil). When the ALC on the Icom shows a tad high I back the TX level back till its zero. I have always operated like that because I thought that was the correct way. I've never received any indication of splattering or interference.

So with all that in mind, do you folks feel I should scrape and scrounge to figure out a way to get on the list for the IMD meter? I'm not really interested in the $50 one because I like the idea of not having to tap into feed line. If you all say "yea, you gotta have one.... the method you currently use is no guarantee of a clean signal" then I'll have to figure it out.

Thoughts?

Thanks 73, Bob KW3F
PODXS # 2061


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

Jerry N9AVY
 

Same here when I worked him  ... bunch of LIDs !

jerry n9avy




From: "'John Etling' john@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 12:51 PM
Subject: RE: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 
Got him, I hope, I saw his report but not sure if he responded in kind to mine – 30 freakin high power PSKers all on top of me and he… no respect… Can’t wait 30 freakin’ seconds for the station to clear the call…
 
I’m logging him. If anyone can confirm he OK’d my return I would feel much better…
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
From: David Kjellquist dave@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:45
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air
 
 
still there been activity is slow   he is seeing your call    he'll be there another few minutes

On 1/8/2016 1:34 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:
 
Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….
 
… I’m just sayin’
 
73 de K3JAE
John Etling
070 #1820   LONP #321
PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member
 
 
 
 
From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air
 
 
Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 
Or later on a flirty email.
Common sense really isn't so common it seems.
 
 
 
Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.
 
Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .
 
Jerry  N9AVY
 
 

From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air
 
 
Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143
 
 
 



Re: Air as an insulator ...

David M (AJ4TF)
 

Actually dry air is a pretty good insulator... dielectric strength is about 3 kV / mm
Polyethylene is at least 6 times better.  Diamond is 2 MV / mm!

de AJ4TF


IMD Meter

cricklewood@...
 

I was reading the recent discussion concerning the IMD meter, getting on the list for one, and the cost.

It sounds like a very good idea, however, even at that price ($155) it'll be a stretch for me at this time because of medical bills. Never thought I'd get like this, luckily I have the gear I have before all this medical stuff came around.

So, with that in mind, let me ask this. My rig is an Icom 756 Pro3 and my computer interface to Windows 7 is a microHAM microKEYER2. I use FLDIGI. Antenna is a 30' end-fed wire up 20'

When I'm on PSK I don't tune the rig higher than 25-40w (Max). I say "Max" because I'm not using a super antenna here and sometimes I raise the power a little.

On the front of the microKeyer2 there's a knob to control my TX audio level on digital modes. On the Icom, I can see power out, SWR, and ALC. I "always" make sure that my ALC indication is 0 (nil). When the ALC on the Icom shows a tad high I back the TX level back till its zero. I have always operated like that because I thought that was the correct way. I've never received any indication of splattering or interference.

So with all that in mind, do you folks feel I should scrape and scrounge to figure out a way to get on the list for the IMD meter? I'm not really interested in the $50 one because I like the idea of not having to tap into feed line. If you all say "yea, you gotta have one.... the method you currently use is no guarantee of a clean signal" then I'll have to figure it out.

Thoughts?

Thanks 73, Bob KW3F
PODXS # 2061


IMD meter orders in process

David M (AJ4TF)
 

From Jim Nuytens:

"I'll be ordering parts sometime next week, and hopefully will be able to ship product by the beginning of February. Please pass along my thanks to the PODXS 070 listserver members for their support.
Jim"


Thanks passed along.


73, de AJ4TF


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 Now QRT

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

KQ4KK now QRT   thanks to everyone   more NP12 activations to come


On 1/8/2016 2:04 PM, David Kjellquist dave@... [070] wrote:
 

now on 14335  SSB

On 1/8/2016 1:55 PM, David Kjellquist dave@... [070] wrote:
 

Kent,  KQ4KK is moving to SSB.   He says thanks for contacts.   There will be more operations from Congaree and I will post future operations.

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

On 1/8/2016 1:18 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

Jerry  N9AVY




From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 
Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143







Re: Planned NPOTA Activation 1-8-2016

Morris WA4MIT
 

Are you still on 20M? not seeing much on but 20 is only active band it seems de wa4mit Morris 19:30Z


On Friday, January 8, 2016 8:14 AM, "n7we1980@... [070]" <070@...> wrote:


 
Departing now for Canaveral National Seashore.  Hope to be on air about 17:00 UTC or so.  Will start out on 20m.  Hope to see you on the waterfall!

Rick - N7WE - #1602



Re: Air as an insulator ...

Mike Flowers
 

Yep – lots of heat + humidity = thunderboomers!

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 10:56 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

Mike, the map on the referenced website shows a lot of activity in the center of Africa.

Not where I expected to see that most.

Very interesting...and good reading.

Thanks for sharing that.

Milt.

N6MG

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 10:41 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

As Milt said – with lightning, all bets are off …

 

From: http://www.aharfield.co.uk/lightning-protection-services/about-lightning

 

There is estimated to be around 2,000 lightning storm active around the global at one time creating over 100 strikes per second. These thunderstorms generate a potential difference of 200,000 to 500,000 volts between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere, with a fair weather current of about 2×10-12 amperes/meter2.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 10:15 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

Jerry,

What you saw happened one time...in your basement and could never be recreated...anywhere else...at any time...and you’re dealing with huge, massive voltage, and there are no constants.

Air is the best insulator there is.

Put a lot of air between the voltage terminus and ground and see. Is 6’ a lot? Apparently not when you consider the unknown and unmeasured voltage of lightening.

Concrete is also an insulator. Not a very good insulator, but none the less it insulates to a point. Google “Ufer Ground” and see how concrete is used in construction for grounding...and I mean HUGE buildings!

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 9:54 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 Now SSB 14335

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

now on 14335  SSB

On 1/8/2016 1:55 PM, David Kjellquist dave@... [070] wrote:
 

Kent,  KQ4KK is moving to SSB.   He says thanks for contacts.   There will be more operations from Congaree and I will post future operations.

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

On 1/8/2016 1:18 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

Jerry  N9AVY




From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 
Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143






Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

John Etling
 

SWEET! Thanks!!

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: David Kjellquist dave@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:57
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

You are in the log!!!

On 1/8/2016 1:51 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:

 

Got him, I hope, I saw his report but not sure if he responded in kind to mine – 30 freakin high power PSKers all on top of me and he… no respect… Can’t wait 30 freakin’ seconds for the station to clear the call…

 

I’m logging him. If anyone can confirm he OK’d my return I would feel much better…

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: David Kjellquist dave@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:45
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

still there been activity is slow   he is seeing your call    he'll be there another few minutes

On 1/8/2016 1:34 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:

 

Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 

Or later on a flirty email.

Common sense really isn't so common it seems.

 

 

 

Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

 

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

 

 

 

 


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

You are in the log!!!

On 1/8/2016 1:51 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:
 

Got him, I hope, I saw his report but not sure if he responded in kind to mine – 30 freakin high power PSKers all on top of me and he… no respect… Can’t wait 30 freakin’ seconds for the station to clear the call…

 

I’m logging him. If anyone can confirm he OK’d my return I would feel much better…

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: David Kjellquist dave@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:45
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

still there been activity is slow   he is seeing your call    he'll be there another few minutes

On 1/8/2016 1:34 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:

 

Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 

Or later on a flirty email.

Common sense really isn't so common it seems.

 

 

 

Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

 

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

 

 

 



Re: Air as an insulator ...

 

Mike, the map on the referenced website shows a lot of activity in the center of Africa.

Not where I expected to see that most.

Very interesting...and good reading.

Thanks for sharing that.

Milt.

N6MG

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 10:41 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

As Milt said – with lightning, all bets are off …

 

From: http://www.aharfield.co.uk/lightning-protection-services/about-lightning

 

There is estimated to be around 2,000 lightning storm active around the global at one time creating over 100 strikes per second. These thunderstorms generate a potential difference of 200,000 to 500,000 volts between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere, with a fair weather current of about 2×10-12 amperes/meter2.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 10:15 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

Jerry,

What you saw happened one time...in your basement and could never be recreated...anywhere else...at any time...and you’re dealing with huge, massive voltage, and there are no constants.

Air is the best insulator there is.

Put a lot of air between the voltage terminus and ground and see. Is 6’ a lot? Apparently not when you consider the unknown and unmeasured voltage of lightening.

Concrete is also an insulator. Not a very good insulator, but none the less it insulates to a point. Google “Ufer Ground” and see how concrete is used in construction for grounding...and I mean HUGE buildings!

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 9:54 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air Now QSY

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

Kent,  KQ4KK is moving to SSB.   He says thanks for contacts.   There will be more operations from Congaree and I will post future operations.

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

On 1/8/2016 1:18 PM, Jerry n9avy@... [070] wrote:
 
Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

Jerry  N9AVY




From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 
Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143





Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

John Etling
 

Got him, I hope, I saw his report but not sure if he responded in kind to mine – 30 freakin high power PSKers all on top of me and he… no respect… Can’t wait 30 freakin’ seconds for the station to clear the call…

 

I’m logging him. If anyone can confirm he OK’d my return I would feel much better…

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: David Kjellquist dave@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:45
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

still there been activity is slow   he is seeing your call    he'll be there another few minutes

On 1/8/2016 1:34 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:

 

Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 

Or later on a flirty email.

Common sense really isn't so common it seems.

 

 

 

Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

 

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

 

 

 


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

still there been activity is slow   he is seeing your call    he'll be there another few minutes

On 1/8/2016 1:34 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070] wrote:
 

Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 

Or later on a flirty email.

Common sense really isn't so common it seems.

 

 

 

Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

 

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

 

 



Re: Air as an insulator ...

Mike Flowers
 

As Milt said – with lightning, all bets are off …

 

From: http://www.aharfield.co.uk/lightning-protection-services/about-lightning

 

There is estimated to be around 2,000 lightning storm active around the global at one time creating over 100 strikes per second. These thunderstorms generate a potential difference of 200,000 to 500,000 volts between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere, with a fair weather current of about 2×10-12 amperes/meter2.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, President - NCDXC

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 10:15 AM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

Jerry,

What you saw happened one time...in your basement and could never be recreated...anywhere else...at any time...and you’re dealing with huge, massive voltage, and there are no constants.

Air is the best insulator there is.

Put a lot of air between the voltage terminus and ground and see. Is 6’ a lot? Apparently not when you consider the unknown and unmeasured voltage of lightening.

Concrete is also an insulator. Not a very good insulator, but none the less it insulates to a point. Google “Ufer Ground” and see how concrete is used in construction for grounding...and I mean HUGE buildings!

Milt.

N6MG

 

 

 

From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 9:54 AM
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: Air as an insulator ...

Kevin Lemon
 

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:28 PM, 'John Etling' john@... [070]
<070@...> wrote:
 

You are perfectly making my point spot on… If air is such a great insulator, what will prevent the lightening from jumping a 1” gap of a glass fuse?

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 11:54
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY


Re: KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

John Etling
 

Is KQ4KK still active on 20m as I have no print on him at all….

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Kevin Lemon k0mci@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:24
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Everyone needs a SnS (short n sweet) macro set. What I find funny is when I do get dx, and they send me a brag file. 

Or later on a flirty email.

Common sense really isn't so common it seems.

 

 

 

Took a while to get him.  Lots of ops calling when he's in QSO and sending long macros. Lots sending their calls several times.  A bit of a zoo !  Seems like a few inexperienced operators.

 

Once he acknowledged me  I sent  "599  IL  TU"  and did Admiral Halsey's famous naval maneuver .

 

Jerry  N9AVY

 

 


From: "dave@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Friday, January 8, 2016 11:52 AM
Subject: [070] KQ4KK Congaree NP NP12 On-the-air

 

 

Currently on air  14070  PSK31  KQ4KK

Dave,  WB5NHL  #143

 

 


Re: Air as an insulator ...

John Etling
 

You are perfectly making my point spot on… If air is such a great insulator, what will prevent the lightening from jumping a 1” gap of a glass fuse?

 

… I’m just sayin’

 

73 de K3JAE

John Etling

k3jae@...

070 #1820   LONP #321

PODXS 070 – Nobody Special – Just a Member

 

 

 

 

From: Jerry n9avy@... [070] [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 11:54
To: yahoogroups <070@...>
Subject: [070] Air as an insulator ...

 

 

I seriously doubt this theory.  Where I once lived just outside Chicago,  Had an 4BTV with radials mounted on roof of house.  Spring storms came around and I ran to basement to disconnect antenna while lightning was all around.  After antenna was disconnected and coax was hanging 6 feet above basement floor, I watched a big, blue arc go from coax to basement floor. 

 

Doubt that air is a good insulator.

 

Jerry  N9AVY