Yes, Tree. In Riyadh. Would use a Pixel Loop in conjunction with vertical.
Would be a shame not to offer up Riyadh on 160.
Saudi granted permission to use 80m sometime back, albeit on a weird segment.
(3.650 I think).
Want to figure out best 160m antenna scheme so that I can ship it out when in
California this summer. Planning accordingly.
> On Mar 18, 2019, at 12:20 PM, Tree <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Ed -
> A couple of questions - what is your QTH? If indeed you are Saudi Arabia,
> then you probably can make enough noise with that antenna to create a good
> sized pileup - assuming you can get some power to it. 100 watts might be a
> bit on the light side.
> However, probably a bigger issue is what your received noise is like. If you
> are in a modern city and surrounded by electronic devices - it is likely your
> noise level is going to be pretty high - and this might be so bad that it
> pushes the "worth it" answer one way or the other.
> I have used the Cushcraft MA160V to make QSOs 16000 km away with 100 watts -
> but that will take good conditions AND a quiet receiving location.
> BTW - I understand 7Z1SJ was active at his sunrise this morning - working
> N2IC/5 in New Mexico.
> Tree N6TR
>> On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:40 PM Edward via Topband <email@example.com>
>> I am contemplating a Butternut HF2V for a rooftop installation. I need to
>> keep this low profile. I will be able to add some top loading and decent
>> radials. Height will be about 30’.
>> Worthwhile? Thoughts appreciated.
>> Ed 7Z1ES
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