Topband: Long delayed posts

Mike Waters W0BTU mrscience65704 at
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 server.

About all that comes in on this 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 as one of my e-mail 
providers or not.

Mike Waters

----- Original Message ----
> From: Mark Lunday <mlunday at>
> To: Mark Lunday <mlunday at>; topband at
> 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] 
> Sent: Saturday,  January 15, 2011 9:14 PM
> To: 'topband at'
> 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
> coax.
> 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.
> Thanks
> Mark  Lunday
> _______________________________________________
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