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I can't even get on 160m and now this?




 
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« on: April 03, 2017, 12:06:42 AM »



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Why must I suffer like this?

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 02:42:59 PM »

It's self-inflicted. That's the worst part.  Wink

After decades of no 160 beyond running into a T with 75m dipole and large dummy load a few times, I finally have trees and space to hang the 160 dipole which has been patiently waiting. First thing's first. LF will wait.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 02:52:14 PM »

Load up your plumbing!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 04:37:50 PM »

Hmmmmm, there's this really long wire that runs from pole to pole down the street.....  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 05:15:11 PM »

It's self-inflicted. That's the worst part.  Wink

After decades of no 160 beyond running into a T with 75m dipole and large dummy load a few times, I finally have trees and space to hang the 160 dipole which has been patiently waiting. First thing's first. LF will wait.

How high will it be?
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 12:47:08 AM »

Hmmmmm, there's this really long wire that runs from pole to pole down the street.....  Grin

Oh yeah, the shield of the cable TV system. Been there. Not going to admit anything. In my neighborhood the crack heads have already cut all the ground wires off 8 FT above the ground.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 01:22:36 AM »


Nice idea Pat.
The pole is around 350' from the house - underground utilities. So that's not happinin. Budley, not enough Pb, 'caus we have a leach field out here in the wilderness.

The Navy has some underground antennas; do ya think something like that would work?

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 09:04:36 AM »

Yeah, but down around 20kHZ.    Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 09:29:41 AM »



The USN can call it that,  I'll call it "Radio".



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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 12:14:38 PM »

How high will it be?

Not as high as it should be, Jim. But a lot better than what I've ever had. With so many trees together it's hard to say. The 'oh boy!' side says 100 feet, realistically I'd guess some of them are in the 65-75 foot range, maybe taller. Some large beech and tulip trees, a few oaks mixed in.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 09:07:49 PM »

Grow a REDWOOD tree in your backyard and use it. They can grow 4-6 feet a yr...

LF is a real challenge. But even modest systems are having good success and long haul commo. It lives in a world of its own. Doesn't need sunspots or maunders.

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