[CQ-Contest] Yagi Rain Static Observation
Bill Fisher - W4AN
w4an at contesting.com
Mon Oct 27 09:54:02 EST 1997
This weekend I had ample oportunity to make observations about rain
static. In the past I have noted that the highest antenna on a tower is
the one plagued by rain static. This is the case at my station as well
with one exception:
I have a 20M 5 element yagi on a 48' boom on the NE side of the hill.
The antenna is at 60' and is at or below tree tops except to the north
and northeast. I observed litte or no rain static on this antenna all
weekend. Very weird.
On a slightly different subject... I had several instances of very close
lightning strikes this weekend. It was interesting to watch the radios
after the strikes. The S-meter would deflect to full scale and slowly
fall back to the left as the charge disapated.
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