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1. Topband: Low Band Chat (score: 1)
Author: (ve6wz)
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:14:48 -0700
I'm surprised I haven't seen this posted to the reflector yet, but this Chat line seems like a handy place to "hang out". See the e-mail below and try it out: de steve VE6WZ. Gentlemen, WELCOME to th
/archives//html/Topband/2003-01/msg00052.html (7,814 bytes)

2. Topband: Gamma matching crank-up tower (score: 1)
Author: (VE6WZ)
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:59:41 -0400
Jim: I have the same tower here. Force 12 C-3ss at 90' and a 2 el short boom inductor loaded 80m\40m Yagi at 100'. I drop the shut wire from the top of the third section up from the bottom. (I just h
/archives//html/Topband/2002-10/msg00128.html (7,687 bytes)

3. Topband: Gamma matching crank-up tower (score: 1)
Author: (VE6WZ)
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 14:14:32 -0600
Why does it screw things up ?? I am curious, since running the cables inside my tower is not an option since the tower is kept down when I'm not will go up and down many times a week. Just
/archives//html/Topband/2002-10/msg00130.html (8,023 bytes)

4. Topband: Source of Vactrol device for K9AY loop (score: 1)
Author: (ve6wz_steve)
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 13:24:26 -0700
I purchased a number of these Vactrol VTL5C4 devices from Newark Electronics...see here for a direct link to the device: v
/archives//html/Topband/2002-03/msg00103.html (7,558 bytes)

5. Topband: condx - more (score: 1)
Author: (ve6wz_steve)
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 15:31:56 -0700
Finding this recent thread regarding geographical variations in propagation very interesting. At my Lat: 51 deg N. I have had ZERO copi so far this season on TB (possibly had esp on IT9ZGY last nigh
/archives//html/Topband/2001-12/msg00151.html (8,454 bytes)

6. Topband: Using a 40673 in a KD9SV preamp (score: 1)
Author: (VE6WZ_Steve)
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2001 08:55:51 -0700
Steve: I have build 6 of the KD9SV amps for remote installation on various rx antennas. I have been using the NTE 455 and they work fine. Not sure how much of a compromise the NTE device is, but they
/archives//html/Topband/2001-11/msg00015.html (7,281 bytes)

7. Topband: Geomag activity and sunspot cycle (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 19:57:56 -0700
I know it is fairly well documented that geomagnetic activity tends to peak after the solar maximum, but I have created an EXCEL graph at my webpage plotting Monthly Ave. Ap vs. Smoothed Sunspot No.
/archives//html/Topband/2003-11/msg00052.html (7,274 bytes)

8. RE: Topband: Receiving Loops (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:09:22 -0700
Thomas: Modeling shows that when a Flag RX loop is elevated close to 1/4 wavelength, a very desirable low-angle pattern develops. There are MININEC models showing this posted at my webpage here: http
/archives//html/Topband/2003-12/msg00269.html (8,195 bytes)

9. RE: Topband: dx last night (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 11:17:43 -0700
Great conditions last nite into VE6...the first EU opening this season....and who else but Wolf DF2PY is the first through!! Just banging in !! Problem here was that 80m was also hopping too, so that
/archives//html/Topband/2003-12/msg00294.html (7,320 bytes)

10. RE: Topband: Notes on early JA to East Coast QSO's (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:21:41 -0700
This is true, but how exciting when we do get those openings !! I think this is the BENEFIT of the West Coast !! Think of all those DXCC entities in EU that could be worked when the band does open. E
/archives//html/Topband/2004-01/msg00194.html (9,549 bytes)

11. Topband: EU to VE6 (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:22:42 -0700
Last night Wolf DF2PY was banging into VE6 with a number of west coast callers. Mike F5IN was also coming through and seemed to be working a few west coast also, but he was too light to QSO from here
/archives//html/Topband/2004-02/msg00131.html (7,529 bytes)

12. Topband: EU to VE6 (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 07:54:48 -0700
Outstanding conditions last nite to VE6 on TB. In order heard worked: ON4ATW :just above the noise but Theo had great ears !! IT9ZGY : Peter was the best EU signal...very solid for about 45 min. I2ZF
/archives//html/Topband/2004-02/msg00312.html (9,216 bytes)

13. Topband: RE: EU to VE6 (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:15:58 -0700
Steve. ve6wz _______________________________________________ Topband mailing list
/archives//html/Topband/2004-02/msg00313.html (6,523 bytes)

14. Re: Topband: Remote relay via single wire (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:10:32 -0700
Pete: I have remote operated a 12v DC relay more than 300m away at the end of a beverage wire with no problem. This was to switch the termination resistor in and out. I found it was most reliable us
/archives//html/Topband/2005-11/msg00187.html (7,665 bytes)

15. Re: Topband: Topband Radios (score: 1)
Author: Ve6wz_Steve <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 18:40:12 -0700
Rob: Don't sell your '1000D' I live in a city of 1 million on a small city lot. I have used the Yaesu 1000d, Icom IC-756 PROII, and Yaesu FT-1000mp Mkv. The clear winner for me is the FT-1000D. (I ha
/archives//html/Topband/2006-01/msg00085.html (7,802 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: Transceiver for 160 (score: 1)
Author: VE6WZ_Steve <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 20:52:29 -0600
You should consider a **good** used FT-1000d: For low-band dx-ing I have owned: FT-1000d (three of them) IC-746 IC-756proII IC-7800 What remains on the desk is the FT-1000d, and the IC-7800. The FT-1
/archives//html/Topband/2007-10/msg00075.html (7,617 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: Transceiver for 160 (score: 1)
Author: VE6WZ_Steve <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 07:46:14 -0600
that would be but Hi Cecil: I forgot to mention that I have also owned a FT-1000MKV and found the APF to be mostly in-effective. Sold the radio after 1 year. I have had a number of questions about t
/archives//html/Topband/2007-10/msg00083.html (9,527 bytes)

18. Topband: Phased staggered beverages (score: 1)
Author: "VE6WZ_Steve" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 12:33:11 -0600
I am planning to add a second EU Beverage wire parallel and staggered about 25 m behind my existing EU wire and use the phase box in the shack for phasing the two together. Since the phasing provides
/archives//html/Topband/2008-09/msg00002.html (7,177 bytes)

19. Re: Topband: QRM Canceling Experience (score: 1)
Author: "VE6WZ_Steve" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:10:06 -0700
Hi Bill: All 4 of my staggered beverage pairs are phased with the NCC-1. This is my second season with the system. Each beverage in the pair has its own coax line to the shack and is phased with the
/archives//html/Topband/2009-12/msg00062.html (10,184 bytes)

20. Re: Topband: Alternatives to Coax... (score: 1)
Author: "VE6WZ_Steve" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 20:13:37 -0700
Brian: I use CAT-5 to feed my phased 2-el vertical arrays, as well as my 80m Yagi elements which are phased into a 160m rotatable rx array at 100'. Works fine. Easy, and handy to use esp. if you need
/archives//html/Topband/2010-12/msg00007.html (7,876 bytes)

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