Topband: VK9XG on air

Steve Ireland vk6vz at
Thu Oct 27 23:54:19 EDT 2005

Hi Evan

On Christmas Island, with its high QRN levels and huge general atmospheric 
noise, receiving on a conventional  omni-directional (transmit) antenna is 
about as much use as a snowball is in hell.

Charlie VK9XG depends on a very low dipole with a huge current balun on it 
and a couple of pennants as receive antennas to be able to hear anything 
through the horrendous S9+ racket that passes for atmospheric noise in 
VK9.  He also has problems with the dreaded OTHR duel that is going on in 
the P5/BY area.

Good luck and hope you get him.

Vy 73


At 10:02 PM 25/10/2005, you wrote:

>I'm confused.  What type of antenna can be used for transmitting but not 

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