Topband: Amazing Video of an extremely large circular array
herbs at vitelcom.net
Sat Feb 11 06:45:04 PST 2012
Since some of these large antenna sites are no longer used it could be
an ideal location for a SRD receiver feed (for 160 meters only) and with
sufficient delay during contests to avoid their misuse, as a means to
study propagation. A lease under a radio club would be an awesome
experience to have active radio receivers in other parts of the world.
Yes there are many SDR's all over the place but few have anything decent
on topband as an RX antnna. Some of the remaining locations are in
caretaker status and the owners maybe interested in turning them over to
radio clubs or universities for such a research project. A Wi-fi
connection, a router server, and a bunch of SDR radios, hooked to the
antenna various antenna ports for switchable options, would enter a
whole new level of experimentation on topband.
I remember when 160 meter and EME enthusiast Sam Harris (forgot his
call) used the Arecibo Space Telescope for moon bounce. His efforts
began a whole new resurgence of interest in this communications mode.
now even some DX-peditions are trying it.
Why not use them before they are gone?
Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ
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