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1. Topband: fishing buoys (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7tjr)
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 11:20:28 -0800
I commonly hear the fishing buoys here in the pacific northwest also.. I have been told by a kh6 that worked in the maritime industry that these little fishing buoys were attached to large drift nets
/archives//html/Topband/2002-12/msg00248.html (6,909 bytes)

2. topband: Source for radial wire? (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 16:36:57 -0700
In regards to the post mentioning mig welding wire. Many years ago I put a solid wire (as per Misek) under my Beverage antenna using mig wire... It sure looks pretty all copper coated and all but the
/archives//html/Topband/2002-09/msg00052.html (7,696 bytes)

3. Topband: Coupling of bev to tx system (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:25:37 -0700
One of the easy tests I use to check for transmit to listening antenna coupling is to simply connect a wattmeter to the listening antenna .. Then I transmit with up to 1500 watts . If you get any def
/archives//html/Topband/2002-09/msg00123.html (7,369 bytes)

4. Topband: re:topband switching in extra antenna length. (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 11:38:00 -0700
Myself and K7zum have very successfully used a simple trap to wire load his shunt fed 55 foot tower with a kt34xa on top for 160 and 75 meters... It has worked so flawlessly we have forgotten the des
/archives//html/Topband/2002-07/msg00027.html (7,239 bytes)

5. Topband: Salt the ground??? (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 22:18:11 -0700
Several years ago I put up a beverage antenna in a field with heavy clay soil... I decided It needed all the help it could get from its end ground rods and had read the Handbook as well. I bored hole
/archives//html/Topband/2002-07/msg00099.html (7,019 bytes)

6. Topband: radials (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 10:07:51 -0700
Anybody know what method the broadcast industry uses for determining the physical length of the radials used for vertical bc band antennas? I have been doing some most interesting research on the sur
/archives//html/Topband/2002-04/msg00030.html (6,403 bytes)

7. Topband: dxing preferences (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 12:00:20 -0800
I'm a new comer from the west coast and I can add another 10 db to Jeff Maass's comments. he pretty much says it well only we can add another 10db to the signal attenuations, another 10 db to the fru
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00029.html (7,380 bytes)

8. Topband: Re: DX Pileup Practices (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 08:59:31 -0800
I'm amazed with all the great talk about pile ups that I've not yet seen anything about the dx op using call areas by the numbers.. Here in 7 land when we hear 7's only we know we will get a legitima
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00037.html (8,466 bytes)

9. Topband: cq-160 (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 08:56:48 -0800
What a fun learning experience to enter the contesting world of 160 during the sunspot peak. This was only my second 160 contest and I learned a lot. It seems that I have either a lot of corona or a
/archives//html/Topband/2002-01/msg00230.html (7,561 bytes)

10. Topband: waiting (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 09:40:39 -0800
I too have been waiting to hear any europeans here in the willamette valley of the Pacific NW... I was beginning to think perhaps all the sigs were being masked by some kind of local noise (100 and 5
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00171.html (7,016 bytes)

11. Topband: fishing beacons (score: 1)
Author: (Lee K7TJR)
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:21:32 -0800
In regards to the fishing beacons I think they are growing in numbers.. I am about 60 miles from the coast near Portland Oregon and supposedly quite a ways from these Pacific ocean wonders however a
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00020.html (6,762 bytes)

12. Re: Topband: Electric Fence (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 11:16:31 -0700
For what its worth there is something you need to know about "continous" fence chargers. These fence chargers do not or did not when I was in the farm supply business, pass Underwriters Laboratory te
/archives//html/Topband/2004-08/msg00109.html (6,435 bytes)

13. Topband: Re:Topband Aluminum Push Up Mast (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 15:21:04 -0700
I just stuck up a 40 foot piece of aluminum irrigation pipe for a temporary 40 meter antenna. You can easily walk this 2 inch pipe up with the help of one other person and no raising fixtures. It set
/archives//html/Topband/2004-09/msg00049.html (6,975 bytes)

14. Topband: n6rk topband vertical (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 12:11:37 -0800
Just wanted to publicly thank Rick N6RK for the great description of his 90 ft. irrigation pipe vertical work.. As of last night I have a similar 90 ft vertical and it went up so smooth I could not b
/archives//html/Topband/2004-11/msg00229.html (6,404 bytes)

15. Topband: re:last night in the NW (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:21:39 -0800
I worked my first european station (on4ww) on 160 last night.. I have been watching the angry red aurora oval for days . A friend came over last night and I was showing off the auroral oval sight whe
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00266.html (7,038 bytes)

16. Topband: re: conditions on 160 during contest (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 17:07:21 -0800
Finally after acres of radials and eleven receiving antenna positions, I feel better about living on the west coast for 160.. You guys that can work europe with your dipoles at 30 feet from the East
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00339.html (8,310 bytes)

17. Topband: FT5XO in central OR this a.m. (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:53:43 -0800
I heard several stations calling up 2 from where I thought they would be at 1320 zulu.. Just like in Seattle they popped out of the noise 15 minutes past their sunset at 1325 zulu on my vertical only
/archives//html/Topband/2005-03/msg00259.html (7,134 bytes)

18. Topband: conditions on 160 in the NW (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:39:10 -0800
First, thanks to AA1K for posting a note that my rig had broken and I was wandering up the band while I was happily punching the CQ button. It was a weird day for me here as that was the first day I
/archives//html/Topband/2005-04/msg00009.html (7,638 bytes)

19. Topband: Boring Report (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 09:56:23 -0700
Tree, you are right about the QSB being different at different locations. As you know I am about 75 miles Southeast of you and I was there when you were working those european stations. I listened as
/archives//html/Topband/2005-10/msg00083.html (8,040 bytes)

20. Topband: Oregon High Desert report (score: 1)
Author: "Lee K7TJR" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:18:09 -0700
It was fun to hear the SM's and a new one for me was LY3UM. SM5EDX was an honest 589 when we worked and about 15 minutes later was peaking to an honest 599. The auroral oval average shot up to a 6 an
/archives//html/Topband/2005-10/msg00091.html (6,972 bytes)

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