[SECC] 6 Meters on my 40 meter beam.
w4nti at mindspring.com
Sun Jun 15 12:35:14 EDT 2003
Just stick up a 30 foot pole, a TV rotar, and work the E-skip no sweat.
Don't need much for that.
I just run 3 elements homebrew. Its only up 20 ft since my mast 'slipped'
this winter.. hi. Ten Tec xvter and hb amp at 60 out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David L. Thompson" <thompson at mindspring.com>
To: "secc" <secc at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 10:51 PM
Subject: [SECC] 6 Meters on my 40 meter beam.
> Last year K4WI said he worked the ARRL VHF Party using his 15 meter beam.
> put my FT 920
> on 6 meters this past week but found the 40 meter worked much better
> although its got an oval pattern. The night before the contest I worked
> XE2K and V25XX and heard VP9/N0JK on both SSB and CW.
> I found that with all the competition that its either feast or famine. I
> notice that I can work most loud stations 9 to 9+, and at times the weaker
> stations S4 to 7. Below S4 its forget it. Put in 4 hours and worked 105
> stations in 24 states and 3 countries (funny I could not hear the V25
> today). Some guys said I was loud and some like that WA7 in Arizona kept
> calling CQ in my face. The locals with 5 element or larger beams could
> the weaker stations easily but there was a set of stations who struggled
> more than I. One KB4 runs 10 watts but I got him through to CO2JK.
> I heard N4LR, KU8E, W4WA (worked him), K6EID, and W4HM (he struggled to
> my call). Bet the number of Metro Atlanta Stations on numbered at least
> I have to get into the menu to set the audio on the 920 so it won't sound
> like that hi fi audio. I will also wire up my Heil BM-10 with HC-4
> to replace the bland Telex contester boom mic set. Now to figure a way
> get a beam up on a loaded tower,
> See you tomorrow on 6.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
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