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1. Re: Topband: Project Boxes for 160 meter Preamplifiers? (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 08:02:05 -0400
The small black ones made by Hammond, that I buy from AllElectronics <http://www.allelectronics.com>, and that I use to house beverage and pennant terminations have been outdoors in full sun for two
/archives//html/Topband/2007-09/msg00098.html (7,644 bytes)

2. Topband: Contest condx (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:04:01 -0500
Rats! I got my nice new reversible DX Engineering beverages installed just in time to hear S9++ sigs from all over the world with the indices as low as they go. Discovered that I could now hear them
/archives//html/Topband/2008-12/msg00051.html (7,405 bytes)

3. Re: Topband: CQ 160 weird ideas (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 09:31:56 -0500
Since you asked..... How about limiting North American stations to "search and pounce" below 1.850 and CQing above 1.850? That ought to significantly reduce the QRM that bothers the West Coast workin
/archives//html/Topband/2009-01/msg00148.html (9,240 bytes)

4. Re: Topband: No DX Window in 2009 CQ 160 (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 19:26:13 -0500
The only thing wrong with DX Window protection was that no one was willing and/or empowered to enforce the rule. I'm no contester, but to me this is akin to making larceny legal because people steal
/archives//html/Topband/2009-01/msg00159.html (8,773 bytes)

5. Re: Topband: 160 to NA (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 10:05:21 -0500
Of course, Rag, Charles and you are right, Jim. I couldn't agree more with your comments about the rotten signals and operating practices on that spoiled what would otherwise have been a great band o
/archives//html/Topband/2009-01/msg00256.html (9,528 bytes)

6. Re: Topband: 160 to NA (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 10:23:04 -0500
Yes, I agree. I hear Jon, AA1K, calling CQ DX in the late afternoons and you can't argue with his stats. However, I've just about given up calling even the rather strong Europeans in the early part o
/archives//html/Topband/2009-01/msg00257.html (9,314 bytes)

7. Topband: Reversible beverage terminating resistors (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 13:26:13 -0400
I've got a pair of DX Engineering reversible beverage systems and I am delighted with how they work. One more would cover the major points on the compass rose that I'm interested in. Feeling that "ra
/archives//html/Topband/2009-05/msg00009.html (8,079 bytes)

8. Re: Topband: [Fwd: Re: Twin Lead Marconi Antenna]] (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:40:00 -0400
As a long-time user of the "folded umbrella" on 160, I am very grateful to the late John Haerle, WB5IIR, who brought the antenna to my attention in his article in Ham Radio Magazine and in his little
/archives//html/Topband/2009-06/msg00066.html (8,726 bytes)

9. Re: Topband: What the heck? (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:03:54 -0400
Yep. Fishing buoys, or more properly "drift net buoys." It's the 21st century's answer to Loran....but not nearly so annoying....unless they are right on top of a weak one that you are trying to dig
/archives//html/Topband/2009-09/msg00068.html (8,228 bytes)

10. Topband: Aluminum radials? (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 21:00:33 -0400
I'm fresh out of scraps of copper wire for radials and am considering using aluminum electric fence wire. The other galvanized electric fence wire rusts away in a couple of seasons. Anyone else using
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00059.html (6,777 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: Aluminum radials? (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:50:41 -0400
Thanks to all of you who commented on my question about aluminum radials. A number of respondents suggested that aluminum electric fence wire wouldn't make good radial wire since it will quickly dete
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00067.html (11,161 bytes)

12. Topband: DU7/PA0HIP (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:03:30 -0400
I noticed a spot this morning from DU7/PA0HIP trying to work K4M on 20 mx and frustrated by the "JA wall." Does anyone have any info on Willem? He used to be a 160 mx stalwart from PA, but haven't he
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00172.html (6,668 bytes)

13. Re: Topband: 160m in RTTY Contests (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:23:20 -0400
Art's comments echo my feelings exactly. I would not appreciate an RTTY contest on top band. Thanks for asking. 73, Ken - K4XL -- Ken K4XL k4xl@arrl.net ** BoatAnchor Manual Archive ** On the web at
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00354.html (10,108 bytes)

14. Re: Topband: AAARRRAAGH ##$!@@!! (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:53:24 -0500
I agree! However, equally stupid are the ones who try to correct them by calling them uncomplimentary names. That only serves to fan the flames. And on it goes.... 73, -- Ken K4XL k4xl@arrl.net ** Bo
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00072.html (8,469 bytes)

15. Re: Topband: Trees And RF - Suggested Test (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:59:28 -0500
Yes. :-) A metal tower firmly imbedded in the ground makes a great antenna fed with a gamma or omega match, or used as part of a folded umbrella (folded unipole). Go for it! 73, -- Ken K4XL k4xl@arrl
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00073.html (9,234 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: AAARRRAAGH ##$!@@!! (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:20:36 -0500
Bill, There is nothing necessarily wrong with calling a spade a spade. The problem that I was referencing arises when you call the spade the spade by saying something rude. I agree with you that it i
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00080.html (10,613 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: Low Alpha Delta DX-A twin sloper BEST antenna here - howcan that be? (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 10:49:30 -0500
Mike, The procedure described by Wes below is exactly the approach I would take. If you do this, I'm betting that you are left with #1 below, since you said you previously had your antennas over "sog
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00227.html (15,187 bytes)

18. Topband: TX3A, Monday morning. Nov. 9 (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth D. Grimm, K4XL" <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:25:00 -0500
TX3A continues to be best on the east coast just at early morning twilight around 1130 UTC. I thought I worked him on the 7th at 1131 UTC. I heard my call several times, but was having trouble gettin
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00264.html (7,926 bytes)

19. Re: Topband: 5R8X - wow (score: 1)
Author: Kenneth Grimm <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:25:31 -0500
At one point near their sunrise, 5R8X was peaking about 5 db over S9 on my European beverage . My buddy George, N4UA, worked them about 15 minutes before I did and I began to worry that I had missed
/archives//html/Topband/2010-11/msg00034.html (8,091 bytes)

20. Topband: 2 wire beverage question (score: 1)
Author: Kenneth Grimm <grimm@sbc.edu>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:23:47 -0500
Has anyone built a two wire beverage simply fed with two lengths of RG-6 instead of the usual switching arrangement in the feed end box? The arrangement appears in most of the literature since the ea
/archives//html/Topband/2010-11/msg00075.html (6,610 bytes)


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