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1. Re: Topband: 160 (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 08:22:21 -0400
To further Paul's point , CW "readers" have been around for decades. Automating the reply process on CW seems to me to be a "relatively simple" programing exercise with a USB keyer. Heck by adding th
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00107.html (13,535 bytes)

2. Topband: WAR ! (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 09:55:25 -0400
Taking the 160M FT8 rant further ( nothing better to do) As I was out clearing a path through the jungle this morning in preparation for the 2 wire beverage it occurred to me that what we REALLY NEED
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00111.html (9,041 bytes)

3. Topband: NR1DX, Dave, Introduction (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 13:13:38 -0400
I joined the group yesterday so by way of introduction  here is my background I was first licensed in 1961. I remember my first contact on 160M vividly, homebrew  6AQ5/807 running about 50 watts and
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00129.html (12,098 bytes)

4. Topband: Useful things to use FT8 for (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 14:41:59 -0400
I understand many of you are frustrated by the FT8 camel with his nose in the tent. Things change Now FT8 showed up while I was on sabbatical for 10+ years from the hobby so I am now just getting int
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00134.html (13,176 bytes)

5. Re: Topband: FT8 on 160 - how you can make a difference (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 17:52:32 -0400
Dave If read your post correctly you are saying that you are working against an ambient noise level of 20-30 db over S9 is that correct.? And for starters your measurements are made against that back
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00143.html (12,668 bytes)

6. Re: Topband: 160 portable vertical (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 19:08:12 -0400
PaT What Mike says is only partially true about receiving antennas ..... Ideal yes ..... but not necessary...especially for a casual family vacation DXepedition and I think Mike might have missed the
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00197.html (11,031 bytes)

7. Topband: Wire for 2 wire BOG (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 12:38:47 -0400
So what is the recommended 2 wires conductor/cable for a 2 wire reversible BOG? More specifically what can I get at the big-Box home supply? I have heard of folks trying twisted pair doorbell wire, I
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00204.html (6,986 bytes)

8. Topband: FYI Robot contacts "outlawed" by ARRL (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:02:47 -0400
ALL Pursuant to the discussion a few weeks ago about robot  contacts ( and to some degree robot digi contacts since that mode is most conducive) . As of the July board meeting the ARRL has officially
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00219.html (7,836 bytes)

9. Topband: BOG questions (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:55:12 -0400
I am in the process of experimenting with an RBOG .. I have seen in several places that  BOGS are "self-terminating" and as such have an optimum length (on 160M) of something on the order of 200-250
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00246.html (7,593 bytes)

10. Topband: Modeling close to earth ( was Odd-ball question) (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:53:59 -0400
Chuck et all It is well documented that the the NEC-2 based programs leave something to be desired with wires on or very near the ground, This includes most of the EZENEC family and MMANA-G Purported
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00265.html (10,295 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: 160m Season Has Begun Here (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:54:17 -0400
Sighhhh One of the few things I miss about living in New England (don't miss it enough to own a snow shovel again), Is the 160/80 path to EU My theory is LA/SM/OH and OJ0 all have a really "long" gra
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00266.html (8,889 bytes)

12. Re: Topband: Modeling close to earth ( was Odd-ball question) (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 08:25:28 -0400
Jerry et all My personal antenna FOR 160 was/is as follows 160M T:   60' Tall with with a 78' flattop. The "bottom"  is at 7' ( so the actual vertical element is 53') with three 90' radials at 7' spa
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00269.html (14,436 bytes)

13. Re: Topband: Modeling close to earth ( was Odd-ball question) (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:34:03 -0400
Not enough coffee earlier a better description of the radials: three 90ft radials radials  7'ft high spaced in 120 degree increments  (0, 120and 240 degrees) Another interesting side notes discovered
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00270.html (16,454 bytes)

14. Re: Topband: BOG questions (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:16:53 -0400
Lloyd et all Isn't a BOG say 3" or 6" high draped over the weeds really now a very low beverage and not a BOG at all? It now needs to be longer and terminated to ground on the far end like you would
/archives//html/Topband/2019-08/msg00276.html (11,100 bytes)

15. Re: Topband: Relationship Between Ground Wave and Low-Angle Radiation (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:13:22 -0400
Pete Interesting idea to be sure...Regardless of the "theoretical" answer. I would suggest you take daily readings (probably between 11AM and 1PM) for a month and log those before starting to add rad
/archives//html/Topband/2019-09/msg00062.html (8,416 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: Coax for Top-band beverage antenna (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:06:41 -0400
Kevin How long a run we talking here? Dave NR1DX On 9/19/2019 11:17 AM, Kevin Shea via Topband wrote: I have read that the skin effect at 2 MHz may be deeper than the copper coating on a copper cover
/archives//html/Topband/2019-09/msg00089.html (8,339 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: Coax for Top-band beverage antenna (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:18:41 -0400
Kevin et all (follow up to a post earlier this week) I am in the process of building some RG6 BOG's ( where the "antenna" and the feed line are both RG6)  and happen have a brand new 500' role of Sou
/archives//html/Topband/2019-09/msg00098.html (10,949 bytes)

18. Re: Topband: Furnace RFI (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 21:58:21 -0400
Mark, Bill et all If you Google "Furnace Fan RFI" you will find a host of information on how to cure rfi from variable speed AC ( & HEATING) blower fans. Turns out that the fans in fact meet the FCC
/archives//html/Topband/2019-10/msg00003.html (9,372 bytes)

19. Re: Topband: ZK3A (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 16:21:38 -0400
Shelby Not all their computers logs as of the online time stamp get fed into the online database.  Sometimes it takes another 12 to 24 hours for a particular stations logs (As I recall there are at l
/archives//html/Topband/2019-10/msg00034.html (8,855 bytes)

20. Re: Topband: Looking for antenna suggestions (score: 1)
Author: Artek Manuals <Manuals@ArtekManuals.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:42:35 -0400
Fred 1) You will be (pleasantly) surprised at how well a 300' beverage actually works on 160 ( and will work great on 80 & 40) 2) At 200' BOGs actually do well. I just finished a series of experiment
/archives//html/Topband/2019-10/msg00072.html (9,247 bytes)


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