> Hey Joe!
> There is a very good possibility that we will
> become neighbors by years-end. We are working on
> relocating to the greater-Charleston area from FL.
> Is this ferrous slag rock common there?
> Sounds like a wonderful reflector for a NVIS
> antenna! :-)
> It is the slag left over from smelting steel etc. So it has a high metal
> content. I did not know that some of it had such a high content untill
> this weekend when I was working on a truck and lost a screw.
> I tried to use a magnet to find it and ended up with rocks attached to the
> magnet... lol
> I also found that in that area 147.27mhz is useless but that may have
> nothing to do with the driveway or a combination of the driveway and the
> cable tv system ...etc.
Cable shouldn't bother on that frequency. You may hear the audio sub
carrier on 145.25 for channel 18. 147.27 is probably something in the
neighborhood or even the house.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
> As for the bands. I run everything from 10 to 80meters No antenna for 160
> yet but I am working on one...
> Joe KI4ilb
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