402BA Blues

WN9JAT at aol.com WN9JAT at aol.com
Sat May 11 13:03:24 EDT 1996

I'm looking for any advice or personal experience to resolve a problem
with my 402BA 2 el 40m beam. Hygain has not been able be of much help.
The antenna is setup for low cw (7050-7000) but it is resonant at 7230 +/-
40khz. I have checked that measurements 3 time and they are exactly
dimensioned for low cw. I had the antenna at 70 ft. but had to much
interaction with the 20 monobander, so I moved it to a roof mounted
short tower 50 ft. above ground. I have thought about the possibility
of structure interaction, but thought that that would normally cause the
rsonant frequency to go down. Unless the rules change for short
element linear loaded antennas. At at rate I'm out of clues, so any
insightful comments will be appreciated.

 73/Jerry/WN9JAT      wn9jat at aol.com

>From woffutt at davinci.netaxis.com (wallace offutt)  Sat May 11 18:06:44 1996
From: woffutt at davinci.netaxis.com (wallace offutt) (wallace offutt)
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 13:06:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: QTH in KP2 or KP4 for WPX?
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960511125945.2844A-100000 at davinci.netaxis.com>

I have been trying to arrange to operate the WPX from 9M2 but prospects
for obtaining an operator's permit remain very uncertain and I am on the
verge of abandoning this plan.

If you know of an available ham vacation rental or other place to operate
in KP4 or KP2, please email me directly.  I would also consider another
location in the Carribean where is is possible to obtain operating
permission at short notice.  Please reply directly. 

Many thanks,

Hal Offutt K8HVT
woffutt at netaxis.com

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