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1. Topband: New list member intro (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:01:12 -0400
Hi, ..and thanks for including me on the Top Band reflector. My interest in electronics generally and ham radio in particular goes back to the 1950s although I didn't get my license until 1980. No el
/archives//html/Topband/2011-10/msg00057.html (8,625 bytes)

2. Re: Topband: no response to query: feeding phased verticals at halfwave spacing (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:43:37 -0500
Thanks Carl, I have been wondering about using a phased pair with each element as a trapped vertical for 40 and 30 with suitable phasing for each band. From your testimony about your 80/40 antenna sy
/archives//html/Topband/2011-11/msg00218.html (9,406 bytes)

3. Re: Topband: Counterpoise very interresting (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:33:56 -0500
Hi Guy, I am chasing down the modeling software to try and get the best results I can on my small lot and sandy soil. I am not really competing against other hams but against my own past performance
/archives//html/Topband/2011-11/msg00251.html (9,914 bytes)

4. Topband: Station progress (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:27:59 -0500
Hi, So I'm trying to advance my station to something useful and last night I waded into some issues with my Ten Tec RX-325 receiver. I don't have good information about aligning the PLL section but I
/archives//html/Topband/2011-11/msg00256.html (8,476 bytes)

5. Topband: Great antenna adventure with Murphy (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:14:14 -0500
Whew! Day three of my great antenna adventure. This is my third QTH to use this 135 foot end fed wire. At the other two locations I brought the end of this particular wire right into the shack where
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00009.html (7,868 bytes)

6. Re: Topband: ARRL 160 conditions (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:46:36 -0500
Hi Paul, I was going to ask Wayne off-list about that statement. The more I have learned the more I realize I don't know. My guess was that he might know or observe something that others of us have m
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00049.html (8,786 bytes)

7. Re: Topband: Zero Beat (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 19:58:07 -0500
Hi, I just got home from my first Santa gig of the season. After I sent my last post I got to wondering how many hams have their main focus in areas other than the technical aspects of amateur radio
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00064.html (8,181 bytes)

8. Re: Topband: Zero Beat (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 08:28:57 -0500
Thank you Mark, I have setup a folder in my mail client to hold all of the messages for this project. Most of the correspondence will be off-list. I am going to ask for help from members of a couple
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00081.html (9,471 bytes)

9. Re: Topband: An observation about Topband contesting technique (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 08:34:36 -0500
Hi Steve, I might be somebody who would slow down "too much" - maybe not all the way down to ten WPM. If I have my keyer on the "sweet spot" I am reluctant to change it so I probably would grab the s
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00082.html (10,012 bytes)

10. Re: Topband: Nice QRPP QSO (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:16:28 -0500
Hi Paul, I'm newly trying to get on 160 meters. I do operate QRP and sometimes QRPp. I am not really discouraged by comments I see on this or any other list. I have been running with QRP as my first
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00244.html (13,728 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: QRP Question (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:06:56 -0500
Hi Jack, I rarely attach /QRP to my call. The exceptions might be in a QRP contest (sprint) where other hams are searching for QRP stations. I send my call and see what happens next the same as every
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00279.html (9,798 bytes)

12. Topband: Antenna adventures (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:18:21 -0500
Hi, So today it's chilly and raining (36 F - no wind - light rain). I'm taking advantage of Murphy's Antenna Corollary - the one stating the inverse (perverse?) relationship between pleasant (or poor
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00340.html (7,904 bytes)

13. Topband: The antenna is UP! (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:55:14 -0500
Hi, I survived the adventure in the trees. I left some droop in the wire to allow for trees to move in the wind. At the far end of the wire I added a screen door spring just in case it gets a little
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00342.html (7,289 bytes)

14. Re: Topband: The antenna is UP! (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:01:53 -0500
Hi Jim, Thanks. I was able to load my Johnson Ranger on 160 into that antenna with a cobbled together matching circuit. At the time there wasn't much activity on 160 (daylight). W1AW was laying the S
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00351.html (8,621 bytes)

15. Topband: Stew Perry (mis)adventures (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 15:07:39 -0500
Hi, The Stew Perry fun started without me. A couple of days ago my only viable 160 meter transmitter, my Johnson Ranger, exhibited signs of "illness" - some kind of unwanted oscillation somewhere wit
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00442.html (8,202 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: Stew Perry (mis)adventures (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 01:51:11 -0500
Hi, When I got home from my Santa gig I got some supper for Mrs Claus and myself then turned on the radios and laid out paper for logging and duping. Then I shut the Ranger off again and took it apar
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00444.html (7,541 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: Stew Perry Challenge (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 14:37:07 -0500
Hi Eddy, I am not ever going to set any contest on it's ear just from my relaxed attitude about contests. I got into it to exercise my station and to have some fun. Whenever I have been in a contest
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00451.html (9,183 bytes)

18. Re: Topband: Noise problem question (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 14:46:43 -0500
If you think it is coming from those power lines you should tell the utility company. They may be about to experience a failure that would be less expensive for them if they can avoid it. If they bru
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00452.html (8,616 bytes)

19. Topband: Operations... (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:07:40 -0500
Hi, I have been slowly wading into the 160 meter CW waters since the Stew. I'm retired and don't really have a schedule. I am up early mornings...listening well before sunrise at "oh dark thirty" and
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00486.html (8,478 bytes)

20. Re: Topband: Operations... (score: 1)
Author: Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:48:51 -0500
--snip-- Hi Sam, I have been listening to 160 at various times of the day and night for several months while getting old gear overhauled enough to go on the air and then an antenna that will accept R
/archives//html/Topband/2011-12/msg00488.html (7,605 bytes)


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