Topband: Antenna Modification (MANY THANKS)
rtnmi at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 11 12:25:12 EDT 2006
Top Band is Top for sure.
If this is out of season, I cant wait for the season to open. :0)
I wanted to report in since you guys helped me so much with my antenna issues.
This is all done as a result of the converted 80 Meter Dipole (apex at 25 feet) to a "T" Vertical you told me about doing.
No change in antenna or height or configuration, just making the shorted cable in the shack to the wire input of the MFJ-949B tuner
and a better grounding system.
Since you guys helped me with my antenna dilemma I have now many new countries and states on Top Band.
Countries and states I could not even hear before much less try and respond to.
Now to get them all confirmed LOL
All on 200W (or less ERP).
Also now have Hawaii and as of last night and again this morning, Alaska.
Not bragging just saying thank you for the help:
You owe it all to yourselves.
Totals so far as of today:
DX (33 countries):
KL7J, CM6YAC, NL7Z, G3PQA, VE6SV, GM3POI, SP1PEA, HR2DMR, XE2IA, VE1ZJ, XE2S, VE3EBN, VA3YP, ZL2SQ, KH6/N7XM, VP5/NOVD, 6Y5A,
VE3CUI, KH6ZM, VE3EJ, HC8N, VY2ZM, 6YOA, K2KW/6Y5, HC8N, PJ2T, VE2ZI, VE3MGY, P40W, CO8LY, VE4XC, FP/K8MM, PJ2/K8ND.
Also have (37 states):
AK, CO, WV, VI, CA, AZ, IA, OH, WA, NY, DE, TX, ND, WY, MT, IN, AR, MN, AL, VA, MO, KS, OR, NV, IL, NC, WI, TN, GA, PA, NJ, NH, CT,
VT, NE, MD, MI, NM, LA, OK.
Now if I could just find time to work on the Loop ideas you gave me I am sure I will have even more DX coming my way in the future.
Thanks Again :0)
73 fer nw,
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