Trip to Oregon

Sat Dec 7 19:57:55 EST 1996

I am traveling to Eugene Oregon to visit my QSL manager. And he does not  do
2 meters. Could someone suggest a route to Eugene from Salt Lake City with
a list of repeaters to use while on the trip??

>From lburke at (Larry Burke)  Sun Dec  8 01:07:34 1996
From: lburke at (Larry Burke) (Larry Burke)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 19:07:34 -0600
Subject: 4-Square Mechanical Ideas Needed
Message-ID: < at>

Hey gang -- 

Thinking about putting up a four square for 80M, but want to learn more about
the mechanical details of construction. If you've built one of these I'd be
interested in hearing some info on:

1. Base mounting. I assume most designs are series, not shunt, fed. How did
you insulate the radiator from the ground mechanically (commercial insulators

2. Radiator construction. Tower sections, tapered aluminum? What worked for
you. Full quarter wavelength or have you gotten something shorter to work well?

3. Support. Guyed, self-supporting? 

4. Spacing between vertical elements? 

I have ON4UN's book, which has a lot of good info.... just trying to supplement
with info from other's experience. 

73 de Larry WI5A
Friendswood, TX

>From n4zr at (Pete Smith)  Sun Dec  8 01:52:44 1996
From: n4zr at (Pete Smith) (Pete Smith)
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 17:52:44 -0800
Subject: DVP Hum Redux (short)
Message-ID: <199612080152.RAA09501 at>

Well, the grounding fix was short-lived.  Hum returned, so today I put an
isolation transformer in each leg of the (stereo) audio.  No hum on receive
and (I'm told) no hum on transmit.  Glad I didn't have to isolate the mic
lines as well.

73, Pete Smith N4ZR
n4zr at 
West (bigawd) Virginia

>From wrt at (Bill Turner)  Sun Dec  8 02:29:18 1996
From: wrt at (Bill Turner) (Bill Turner)
Date: Sun, 08 Dec 1996 02:29:18 GMT
Subject: The secret of WB9Z on 160m.
References: <32AA559F.85E at>
Message-ID: <32aa2346.30708839 at>

On Sat, 07 Dec 1996 21:43:59 -0800, wd4ahz at (Ron Wetjen) wrote:

>Greeting All,
>Just read a couple of posts regarding stations hearing (or NOT hearing)=20
>on 160 Meters.  Well, glad to know I'm not the only one who gets=20
>frustrated and wonders why.  I've had the same experiences over the=20
>several years I've worked the 160 Meter Contest.  I CAN NOT work the =
>who are consistantly over S9, but if I call a weaker station, I can=20
>always get them the first or second try.  I even managed to call a few=20
>CQ's last night, and had stations right at the noise level call me ...=20
>worked them right away ... but call and call the loud ones, and they =
>on CQ'ing like I'm not even there!  Still have no explaination for it! =20
Here's a possible explanation for it:  The guys with weak sigs that you =
work easily probably have very inefficient antennas.  This causes a =
in both their transmitted signal strength and the signal strength into =
receiver.  On 160 meters it is easy for them to make up received losses =
they can hear you just fine, but transmitted losses are gone forever.
Therefore, your signal is very copyable at their QTH in spite of the fact=
their signal is very weak at your QTH.

In the reverse situation, the station that sounds loud at your QTH no =
has a good antenna and the above scenario does not apply.  If you hear =
him but
not vice versa, it's probably due to either (1) He's running more power =
you or (2) He has local QRN or (3) Both.

Make sense?

73, Bill W7TI
wrt at

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