Topband: Best direction for a RX antennas orientation from York, SC
David J. Sourdis
hk1kxa at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 28 11:31:41 PDT 2009
Azimuth Maps or AZMaps is the best azimuthal projection map software that I have used and always have on while contesting or DXing.
This one you can download and install it in the PC, no online connection is needed to work.
In some PC's when AZ Maps is installed, the date and hours field might show only up to one digit, instead of two. That happened to two hams here, and the problem was fixed changing the screen resolution.
AA6Z explains that he doesn't maintain or support the program anymore because all the grayline stuff around.
> From: ersmar at verizon.net
> To: dennisissure at comporium.net; topband at contesting.com
> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:13:58 -0400
> Subject: Re: Topband: Best direction for a RX antennas orientation from York, SC
> Here's a site (one of many) that will allow you to draw on-line a map
> of the earth with your QTH at the center: http://www.wm7d.net/azproj.shtml
> . From this map you can identify the proper directions to point your EWE's.
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis Peterson" <dennisissure at comporium.net>
> To: "Topband Reflector" <topband at contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:57 PM
> Subject: Topband: Best direction for a RX antennas orientation from York, SC
> > Getting ready for the DX season on topband, I want to know what direction
> > is best suited for a EWE antenna for EU contacts and possibly AF stations?
> > Also, I have a Pennant that will be used for PAC, ZL, VK and JA is there a
> > comprimise direction to aim either of the two antennas?
> > Currently, I have the EWE aimed at 40 degrees NNE
> > I will be moving the EWE in a few weeks so that it is further into the
> > woods and out of the yard area. The EWE is 12'H x 45'L x 12"H with two
> > ground rods, one at each vertical end with a ground wire connecting the
> > ground rods and the ground points for the antenna.
> > The Pennant is aimed at 235 degrees WSW
> > This antenna is of the standard 7' each side of the feedpoint for a total
> > of 14" and 30 foot ends terminated with a 910 ohm 2 watt resistor.
> > The EWE is reversible by way of switches and the Pennant is rotatable thru
> > the point or terminating end as the vertical portion is fixed.
> > RG-6 CATV coax feeds all RX antennas.
> > Thanks for any and all help, advice, comments or suggestions. I need all
> > the advice I can get with this 100 watt station............
> > de K0CKDennis
> > Dennis G. Peterson
> > 326 East Jefferson Street
> > Apt 2
> > York, SC 29745
> > 803-389-9366
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