Tuesday, August 14, 2018

VE1UW/b Spur @ 50.470+/-

This season I've seen a lot of things using a 1 MHz Wide band display centered around 50.100 Mhz

One of the odd things I've seen is this spur that has shown up around 50.470 sometimes it's drifty around 50.473 but normally between the two someplace when it's in.


NOTE: Most of the time this spur is much stronger than the main carrier

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Antenna Setup for 2018

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This antenna is a an Innovantennas "WOS" LFA2.
There are two ropes.  One main one is about 1/2" wide.   And the others are mil spec rope about 1/8" wide capable of 550 lbs.    The antenna is suspended from the main 1/2" rope by about 1 foot below it which allows me to swivel it (arm strong style).  There is an 1/8" rope on the front and the back which are tied off on two small logs which I can place anywhere.

This way I can rotate the antenna.  And the two ropes with logs tied to them act as anchors.

It's worked well all season.  The antenna is only up just barely 20 ft I think at it's center.

Note that I am tilting it UP in the front about 15-20 degrees at times.  Trying to clear the trees, and test an old 'theory' I've heard about tilting antenna's like this.  It's worked well.  Seems to do better on the remote end when it's tilted up, I suspect do to less tree clutter absorbing RF out.  BUT that's just a hunch.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

C37MS - Heard / C37NL - Heard


I worked C3 on CW years ago and only recently got it confirmed with the help of ON4GG, and ON4IQ.  Thank you Guys!

I was really tempted to work C37MS just because of how rare they are.  This is the first time in 17 years that I've heard them since I worked a C3.  



I see a few in this list who claim NOT to rework rare ones when they come in "Gotta give others the chance" right?  But there they are doin it.  LOL whatever...don't preach what you don't practice.

To prove the point it's now one day later....and another C37 is on...



Same call working another C37.  This is an EXCELLENT way of blocking others from working an ALL TIME NEW ONE.  Just because you can?