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Topband: Morning Stew Perry from DM91

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Subject: Topband: Morning Stew Perry from DM91
From: Sam Morgan <>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 10:15:16 -0600
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Well this morning was strictly swling from DM91 San Angelo, TX.
Noise from the upper Midwest storms made listening a real pain.
My mighty miniature 13 foot tall Hi-Q vertical @ 20 feet up on the 2nd floor
roof, was able to hear only 3 stations. K8IA, KC7V and N7GP. All 3 took turns
being the best signal, that is to say they each were at one point about S5-S7,
peeping out of my S5-S8 noise floor.

I tried all 3 with my Elecraft K2 @ 5w (ERP=65mw) as well as with my Kenwood
TS-450 @ 100w (ERP=1.3w) no joy. Well that's not quite true I did at least get 
K8IA and KC7V to hesitate their cqing long enough to get a couple of AGN AGN's 
from them. Whoohoo, they could tell someone was there, hi hi.

Not very exciting, but then that's how it goes when you use these miniature 160m
verticals, the static beats a path to your reciever as your signals dribble off 
into the black hole we call 160m. God I love this hobby <big_grin>

GB & 73
Sam Morgan
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