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1. Topband: DX Window-N4ZR (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:08:17 +0000
A five-land station snuggled up next to RN6BN in the window during the contest and sent "QRL?" followed less than a second later by a CQ. I advised him that he was QRMing DX in the window. After he a
/archives//html/Topband/2002-12/msg00156.html (7,961 bytes)

2. Topband: ET3PMW tonight (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 03:49:57 +0000
He's not half as happy as I am with one of his QSOs tonight! Dave K8MN
/archives//html/Topband/2002-06/msg00032.html (6,510 bytes)

3. Topband: Re: DX Pileup Practices (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 13:03:35 +0000
This is really an easy one from a couple of standpoints: The DXer realizes that his signal is weak compared to the hordes calling. In light of the increased numbers of callers brought by packet spots
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00035.html (11,011 bytes)

4. Topband: MFJ-1026 in the contest (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 20:33:03 +0000
Tom W8JI sent me a modified MFJ-126 noise canceling box while I was in Dar es Salaam to help with trying to beat all the local power line noise I was experiencing. I was frustrated because the thing
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00030.html (7,787 bytes)

5. Topband: N4XX coaxial inverted "L" (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 05:10:13 +0000
I've had a number of inquiries about the N4XX coaxial inverted "L" antenna. For those of you who haven't seen the article, the antenna is basically half of a double bazooka antenna. It is roughly 1/4
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00035.html (8,163 bytes)

6. Topband: shunt feed help needed (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 13:33:13 +0000
There seems to be much reinvention of the wheel going on in this discussion :) Pete--If you want to use the gamma match, you can change the point at which the tower is tapped and/or change the spacin
/archives//html/Topband/2001-10/msg00049.html (10,613 bytes)

7. Topband: HF2V 160m kit doorknob caps (score: 1)
Author: (Dave Heil)
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 13:36:10 +0000
The caps are 200pf. If you can find a couple of flange-mount surplus micas, you can run the legal limit. Similarly, a vacuum variable will allow the antenna to be used at the legal limit. The doorkno
/archives//html/Topband/2001-08/msg00093.html (7,456 bytes)

8. Topband: Beverage antenna static discharge (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 04:58:28 +0000
I just finished installing a north-firing 585 foot beverage at seven feet, fed with RG-6. Everything was pretty much done from information found on W8JI's web site though I used aluminum electric fen
/archives//html/Topband/2004-11/msg00216.html (9,647 bytes)

9. Re: Topband: CONDX fro Toronto last night (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:54:16 +0000
I noted the slight delay on several North American signals. I heard a large number of EU stations but nothing I needed so I contented myself with listening to that action. 5T5SN was really good copy
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00126.html (7,854 bytes)

10. Re: Topband: 3G0, TF4M, noise (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:03:44 +0000
I had little trouble getting 3G0YP to hear me, but a little more trouble hearing him well here in West Virginia's northern panhandle (60 miles south of Pittsburgh along the state line). High winds an
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00187.html (7,720 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: Re: Butternut HF2V Configuration (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 04:33:32 +0000
The best way to attack the problem is to search hamfest fleamarkets for those old fashioned bakelight cased mica transmitting caps. I don't mean the jobs with the solder lugs or those with threaded h
/archives//html/Topband/2005-02/msg00030.html (8,957 bytes)

12. Topband: K8IP Hospitalized (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 05:16:49 +0000
Ike Price, K8IP is in the cardiac intensive care section of Wheeling Hospital, Room 102. He was fairly alert when I visited today, though he finds speaking difficult. Ike asked that I relay "what a f
/archives//html/Topband/2005-02/msg00225.html (6,468 bytes)

13. Re: Topband: K8IP (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:55:49 +0000
Topbanders, Quite a number of you have indicated a desire to send a note to Ike at the hospital and have asked for the address. It is: Wheeling Hospital 1 Medical Park Wheeling, WV 26003 tel. (304) 2
/archives//html/Topband/2005-02/msg00228.html (6,693 bytes)

14. Topband: K8IP - SK (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:41:40 +0000
Old timer K8IP's daughter Jane telephoned this morning to pass along the sad news that Ike Price K8IP became a silent key last night. Ike had been moved yesterday from Intensive Care to a private roo
/archives//html/Topband/2005-02/msg00246.html (7,080 bytes)

15. Re: Topband: K8IP - SK (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 18:42:01 +0000
Funeral arrangements for Ike K8IP Funeral home visitation for Isaac Price will be on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 4 PM until 8 PM at the Toothman Funeral Home, 141 S. Marietta St., St. Clairs
/archives//html/Topband/2005-03/msg00005.html (7,415 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: Technology "QSO's" (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 22:12:44 +0000
That's right, nobody pays us to do it right. We do it right because we do all of this for the love of it. The term "amateur" in "radio amateur" doesn't mean that we communicate poorly, or that our st
/archives//html/Topband/2005-11/msg00131.html (10,363 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: RG-6 Coaxial Cable... (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 18:27:48 +0000
That's good to know. Thanks for the tip. I've been using the 500' spools from Lowe's though the price of RG-6, like other coaxial cables, is going through the roof right now. I found them a couple of
/archives//html/Topband/2006-09/msg00051.html (8,825 bytes)

18. Re: Topband: Advice needed! (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:13:07 +0000
The MFJ is a fine device *but* the problems I experienced during my stint in Tanzania were not helped much by it. The MFJ-1026 will do a great job of nulling power line noise coming from a single dir
/archives//html/Topband/2007-03/msg00097.html (7,610 bytes)

19. Re: Topband: WAJA 160 (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 02:51:55 +0000
I find myself leaning your way, Bob. I chased countries for years from Cincinnati on Top Band. I've worked loads of new ones during the past 6+ years from here in West Virginia but I've never gotten
/archives//html/Topband/2007-03/msg00183.html (10,233 bytes)

20. Re: Topband: Inverted L or no Inverted L (score: 1)
Author: Dave Heil <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 00:44:33 +0000
Allan, You'll need the radials. *First, let's deal with the phrase "won't let me". If you've not given your wife total power of attorney over yourself, proceed to the material below: Examine the deed
/archives//html/Topband/2007-09/msg00038.html (7,800 bytes)

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