kw4t at erols.com
kw4t at erols.com
Sat Dec 7 10:01:45 EST 1996
Now that the LU's have novice priveledges in the lower part of 10 meters
it's time to unveil a little known secret of 10 meter operation,
especially during low sunspot activity.
The LU Novice band is a hopping spot!
Since I discovered it I have found it to be productive for QSO's but
there is one small drawback....
You need to speak "Contest" Spanish fluently enough to let the Novice
know that you are looking for them. They catch on incredibly fast to
the exchange and provide a number of valid qso's.
Even when the band seemed dead I would run the beam (When I had a beam
<grin>) down south, spin the VFO up to around 28950, and using my Gringo
spanish with german accent (That's what they told me it sounds like),
work any and all I could find.
I would encourage our friends in LU to get the word out to their Novice
operators to call CQ Contest, practice their English, and let's fill this
Contest Free Zone with stations all over the place calling these LU's.
73 from Lake Moneysgone, Dan - KW4T
>From broz at csn.net (John Brosnahan) Sat Dec 7 14:33:56 1996
From: broz at csn.net (John Brosnahan) (John Brosnahan)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 08:33:56 -0600
Subject: Elevated verticals
Message-ID: <199612071532.AA08317 at ns-1.csn.net>
> Of course if you cannot make
>the radials that long, make them as long as possible. We drooped them
>down toward the ground and secured them to short pieces of wood. You can
>make them go to any height at the ends that is convenient and safe for
>people walking aroung them.
>73 Gene W3ZZ
Gene, nice posting on elevated radials providing interesting historical
insights. But I would recommend that the radials be made resonant so that
there is no reactive component to impede the flow of the return currents,
which would reduce the efficiency. The easy way to do this is to take
a pair of radials 180 degrees apart and feed them like a dipole and dip them
for resonance at the desired frequency. This removes the detuning effect
of ground proximity over just cutting them to "textbook" length. For a multi-
band vertical it is important to have a set of resonant radials for each band.
If one must use electrially short elevated radials for physical/mechanical
reasons it is best to tune the radial system to resonance by adding the
proper series inductive reactance.
73, John W0UN
>From k0luz at ix.netcom.com (Gary Letchford) Sat Dec 7 15:36:36 1996
From: k0luz at ix.netcom.com (Gary Letchford) (Gary Letchford)
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 07:36:36 -0800
Subject: CQ-WW-DX-CW 1996 experience
Message-ID: <199612071536.HAA19742 at dfw-ix2.ix.netcom.com>
>From: N3ADL at aol.com[SMTP:N3ADL at aol.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 1996 6:18 PM
>To: Istvan.Bogyo at mdc.hu; cq-contest at tgv.com
>Subject: Re: CQ-WW-DX-CW 1996 experience
>> Now that might be a question for the assembled masses...How whizzed
>>you be if a P4 or V2 ran split in CQ or ARRL.? .... Nothing in the =
>>I can see to prevent it...it is just frowned upon by the Big Gun =
>>stateside. It is, perhaps, the only answer to the unruly pileups.=20
>Why would the so called Big Gun Community be against good operating?
>love it when anyone with a big pile-up goes split (contest or not).
>makes them a snap to work since most guys calling never figure it out.
>In a contest, it is perfectly acceptable to listen up 500 Hz to 1 khz
>so (much more than this and it is difficult to tell who is =
>calling/working who). This practice should be encouraged rather than
In fact, if the pile is a good one, you probably can work split up or
down no more than a khz or 2 and not even mention it. Enough good ops
figure out where you are listening to keep the rate up and the qrm
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