Another go at 160m tonight [1 Attachment]


Bill Garwood
 

Saw Paul a bit stronger than last night.  Also worked N2MLP..saw W3WMU and W4RTT.  Band not in good shape.

 

73,

 

Bill N4GBK in FM16 NC

 

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From: Jim Innis jinnis@... [070]
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:16 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Another go at 160m tonight [1 Attachment]

 

 

Nothing but noise here in north Texas 

 

JIM K5SP 

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From: "'Brian' n2mlp@... [070]" <070@...>

Date: 10/7/17 6:44 PM (GMT-06:00)

To: 070@...

Subject: RE: [070] Another go at 160m tonight

 

 

Just worked   W4RTT 160m

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:24 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: RE: [070] Another go at 160m tonight

 

 

Will watch

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070@... [mailto:070@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:10 PM
To: 070@...
Subject: [070] Another go at 160m tonight

 

 

I've hopefully made some improvements to the 160m antenna. I hung 19' of wire vertically off the non-match box end giving me an inverted L configuration - makes total length 72'.  Improved the SWR to the point where the internal tuner will now match it down to 1.1:1. Also stuck a 1:1 unun in the coax where it enters the shack to block common mode RF.  If I'm understanding things right, the feedline is the counterpoise on this kind of setup.  

 

I'll be CQing again at 0000 UTC - 1.807 +/- 1000.  Hopefully prop will be better and this configuration will hear better.  This is a very temporary setup and it will have to come down tomorrow morning.  HOA you know.  If it does OK tonight I'll string it back up next Saturday afternoon for the contest.  Would appre ciate a call and a signal report if you see me tonight!

 

Thanks,

Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602