Topband: RX epiphany?
n6bk at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 13 21:55:33 EDT 2012
Hey Dave! (he was my first QSO as a novice 43 years ago) I am located at 20 degrees N. Actually my choice is between a 160m Xmit 4 square and concentric 80/160m 8 circle RX arrays.
From: DAVID CUTHBERT <telegrapher9 at gmail.com>
To: donovanf at starpower.net
Cc: Bob Kupps <n6bk at yahoo.com>; topband <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Topband: RX epiphany?
with US and European stations operating top band during the winter only you will only work them during your summer. So, you will always be subject to higher noise at your end of the path.
On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM, <donovanf at starpower.net> wrote:
>If you have a choice of one or the other the choice is easy: the transmit 4-square as an excellent transmit array as well as an excellent receive array.
>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:56:45 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: Bob Kupps <n6bk at yahoo.com>
>>Subject: Re: Topband: RX epiphany?
>>Cc: topband <topband at contesting.com>
>>Hi thanks to all for the replies. Sorry I wasn't clear my QTH is northern Thailand. The point I was trying to make is that even though it is a noisy part of the season it is apparently less noisy at the European latitudes. Unfortunately I don't have enough land to put up a 160m Xmit 4 square and an RX array, it will have to be one or the other....
>>Just curious -- How is your reception around sunrise, when most of the thunderstorms in the Americas are in daylight, and therefore their QRN probably isn't reaching you?
>>UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
>UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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