I've stumbled across something interesting with the 40 Mtr box and
sloping dipoles. Other day heard CY0SAB on 18.145 with a 55 signal.
Realized I was on the 40 Mtr phased array so I switched to the R-7, my
only antenna resonate on 18 Mhz. His signal dropped by 2-3 S units. I
thought it might be QSB.
I switched back to the 40 Mtr phased array and he came up 2-3 S units.
Started switching directions, he was loudest with phased array to either
NW or SE (90 degrees off of direct bearing). Well I got brave, loaded
the rig, gave a call and cracked a half way large pile up in two calls.
Didn't blow up the MFJ dry dummy load from the dumped power.
I wonder if anyone else has tried the 40 Mtr phased array on 18 Mhz. I
also wonder if anyone has ever tried modeling this array on 18 Mhz. It
definitely beat the heck out of a R-7, of course the R-7 is considered
by some to be a "dummy load without radials."
P.S. I'm CCing this to the tower talk reflector to see if anyone else
has experience or thoughts on this.
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