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[TowerTalk] Receiving HF? (long question)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Receiving HF? (long question)
From: (Terry Dunlap)
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 14:53:55 -0700
At 06:59 PM 3/23/97 +0000, Brian K. Short  KE7GH wrote:
>Living on a small lot in a city with height restrictions,
>my antennas are limited and especially so for the lower
>HF amateur bands (160/80m).  While 160m DXCC may be out
>of my current reach, I do enjoy the band on CW during the
>winter.  One of my current goals, however, is the 5BDXCC
>lacking only completion of 10m and 80m (only 37).

Brian, I'm in the same boat as you.  Live on a normal dinky
city lot and have no room for a tower.  Again, like you, one
of my goals is 5BDXCC.  I had 15,20 & 40 covered and there's
not much I can do about 10 until the next solar cycle.  I just
completed DXCC on 80m using a Butternut HF6V on my one story
roof with whatever radials I could fit.  It's definitely not
an ideal situation, it's noisy as heck and it will never get
me WAZ on 80m but with a lot of all nighters and perseverance,
it finally paid off.  I'm also only running about 500w so that's
a problem also.  Good luck with whatever you use as a solution,
it feels great when it's done!!

73 de Terry KK6T

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