Topband: More Re: Carrier on 1820.4
W2RU - Bud Hippisley
W2RU at frontiernet.net
Thu Dec 8 23:32:54 EST 2005
A follow-up to my earlier posting:
I am now (0420Z) seeing (fluttering bars on the receiver S-meter) and
hearing rapid flutter on the carrier on my vertical, with deep fades
down to S3 or S4 for a few seconds at a time before the signal climbs
back up to the S9 area. It sounds for all the world like I'm rotating a
Yagi through one of its nulls on a test source. I'm not hearing this
stuff on W1AW, which is essentially unchanged from my earlier report.
Meanwhile, the carrier is doing a very slow fade between S3 and S5 on
the NE Beverage. When it _does_ dip below S3, there is no sign of the
I live in some hilly / mountainous terrain, so it's easily possible to
have multipath here.
More information about the Topband