A "Saturday Night Special" operation from N4OGW/9 (Illinois):
Built a 160 antenna Saturday afternoon: wire going 30 ft up a wooden fire
escape, then a loading coil, then 65 ft more wire sloping up into
a tree about 70' tall. Ground system 1 ground rod, 1 chain link fence,
a few short radials (all in 120x60 city lot)
TT Omni 6 + SB-1000 (500w)
3:20 operating time
215 Q, 46 Mult, 12 C -> 32,480 pts.
I was surprised my antenna worked so well. Even had a few Europeans call me--
that's never happened before! About 10:30PM local, the Omni died, so I didn't
make it to Eu sunrise...barf. Particularily annoying, as the rig just came
back from servicing 2 weeks ago.