Topband: Long delayed posts
Mike Waters W0BTU
mrscience65704 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 17 12:39:35 PST 2011
Is anyone here also experiencing this? Here's another one. It is now 2:30 PM CST
January 17, and the post below, sent two days ago, just came in within the last
hour. I'm trying to determine whether it is my e-mail provider or the
About all that comes in on this yahoo.com account is the Topband reflector, and
these delays happen all the time. And the delays vary; this one was only delayed
two days. Some come in quickly after they arrive, and others are delayed up to 4
or 5 days.
This is resulting in messages on this reflector, discussing the same thing,
coming in to my inbox at random times. Talk about discontinuity of thought!
I just want to know whether I should ditch yahoo.com as one of my e-mail
providers or not.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Mark Lunday <mlunday at nc.rr.com>
> To: Mark Lunday <mlunday at nc.rr.com>; topband at contesting.com
> Sent: Sat, January 15, 2011 8:44:53 PM
> Subject: Re: Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as
> Additional notes:
> EU stations that I can hear S7 on the 80 meter half-square, are reduced to
> NIL on the beverage.
> I can hear some US stations to the NE.
> From: Mark Lunday [mailto:mlunday at nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:14 PM
> To: 'topband at contesting.com'
> Subject: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected
> My first beverage, I was expecting better results.
> I could only roll out 250 feet of new, insulated 14 gauge stranded wire, but
> I did get it consistently about 6 feet above ground. The ground slopes away
> at about 10 degrees angle and at the end of the wire the slope increases to
> 35 degrees and goes into a creek bed. The ground then rises again on the
> other side of the creek bed. 250 kV power lines on 200 foot towers at 600
> foot away, although no noise is noticed.
> I do have the 450 ohm resistor at the far end for termination, a ground rod
> at each end with somewhat moist conditions (snow melt), 250 foot of low loss
> The transformer and resistor are from DX engineering, so I do not suspect an
> issue with the parts.
> I read that a bev antenna "wants to work"
> What I hear on 40, 80, and 160 is a much lower noise floor, no gain (none
> expected), but I don't hear a better S/N on the EU stations - beverage
> pointed 045 true from here in NC. I expected to hear the EU stations
> "better" on the beverage.
> I am using a Flex 3000, so I do not have (nor should I need) a pre-amp.
> Any suggestions welcome. I realize that the length is not optimum for 160,
> but it should do better than my inverted L.
> Mark Lunday
> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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